Release
Immediate Release

Department of Defense Implements Section 901 of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Jan. 11, 2021

As required by Section 901 of FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Defense’s Chief Management Officer (CMO) position is repealed. DoD is leveraging the law to realign CMO responsibilities into existing, high performing organizations to better link performance with budget requirements – a longstanding goal.

In addition, DoD re-established two leadership positions – Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight (ATSD(IO)) and Director of Administration and Management (DA&M) to carry out some of the functions formerly held by the CMO.

The associated memoranda are available below.

Reestablishment of ATSD(IO) and Director of A&M 

Realignment of CMO functions