Posts Tagged: Gates

Stop Talkin’ Bout My Generation

Generation Y, Millennials, Generation C (for Connected), sometimes even (perhaps incorrectly), the iGeneration. These are the labels that haunt the members of my generation. The large groups of people spanning decades before me are called Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and a wealth of other names, each with their own negative and positive attributes. “Baby Boomers… Read more »

Public Affairs Cuts in the DoD Budget Efficiencies Memo (UPDATED)

The long awaited budget cutting efficiencies promised by Secretary of Defense Gates were outlined in a decision memo signed on Monday, 14 March, 2011 and now making its way around the Pentagon much to the chagrin of many in the building. I did a quick pull of the specific hits in the public affairs and… Read more »

The DOD Responds to President Obama’s Budget Proposal http://ow.ly/3WVsa

Remarks from the Secretary of Defense Secretary of Defense Robert Gates conducted a briefing today to discuss President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget proposal to Congress. Secretary Gates prefaced his remarks by highlighting two major concerns: the strain on the Department of Defense of operating under a continuing resolution for five months; and the Joint… Read more »

Paradigm shift: Use Consultants Surgically

We applaud Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ recent announcement of his proposed initiative to cut costs, as we also applaud the Office of Management and Budget’s move to halt IT modernization efforts that have consistently cost more and delivered less than promised. We see a paradigm shift in how government is working – instead of just… Read more »

Robert Gates Runs Effective Meetings, Why Can’t I?!

Reading today’s Eye Opener, I was struck by a quotation regarding how SecDef Robert Gates handles meetings: “Even Gates’s detractors concede that he is a ruthlessly effective manager of the Pentagon bureaucracy. He demands that all briefing slides from his staff and military commanders reach his office the day before the meeting in which they… Read more »