The Department of Defense Releases the Updated Strategic Management Plan for Fiscal Years 2022 – 2026

Apr 15, 2024 | Your Source

DoD Strategic management planDeputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks has approved the updated Fiscal Years 2022 – 2026 DoD Strategic Management Plan (SMP).

The SMP serves as the Department of Defense’s strategic framework to manage strategic priorities and goals in support of the 2022 National Defense Strategy. It focuses on building enduring advantages and addressing institutional management priorities by using data-analytics to enhance oversight and reform efforts. Additionally, the SMP meets the statutory requirements pursuant the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 and is published every year with the objective of articulating near-term progress on SMP implementation along with the long-term objectives the department plans to accomplish.

The SMP preparation is led by the department’s Performance Improvement Officer and is developed through collaborative coordinated partnerships with the DOD components. The published SMP is reviewed as part of the annual fiscal budget process to ensure it remains aligned with achieving the strategic goals of the President’s budget, the NDS, and the Secretary of Defense’s priorities. For the first time, the FY2025 update to the SMP incorporates outcome-driven performance goals and measures for Military Departments to ensure that the SMP strategic framework accurately represents the work executed by the MILDEP in contribution to strategic priorities and objectives.

The SMP includes the Annual Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report. The FY2025 APP reflects the SMP’s longer-term planning outlook by linking its strategic goals and objectives to operational performance goals, measures, and targets for the upcoming fiscal year. The FY2023 APR consolidates prior year performance results across all DOD components and communicates overall implementation progress against the SMP.

The SMP strategic priorities and objectives – together with the performance goals, measures, and targets – showcase how the department intends to achieve its goals and priorities and succeed through teamwork across the defense enterprise. The FY2025 SMP focuses on five strategic priorities:

  1. Take Care of Our People and Cultivate the Workforce We Need
  2. Transform the Foundation of the Future Force
  3. Make the Right Technology Investments
  4. Strengthen Resilience and Adaptability of Our Defense Ecosystem
  5. Address Institutional Management Priorities

The full SMP is published online on the Performance Improvement Officer/Director of Administration and Management’s performance website:

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