A.T. Kearney Releases Recommendations for the DoD to Achieve Sustainment Objectives Despite Budget Challenges

Feb 26, 2013, 10:30 ET from A.T. Kearney

Leading consulting firm develops white paper with three practical ways the DoD can still meet strategic objectives

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney today released a recently completed study discussing the current challenges facing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), including sequestration, and three concrete, practical ways the agency can still accomplish its Sustainment mission.

"Three Ways the U.S. Department of Defense Can Achieve Its Sustainment Objectives in Challenging Times" is a forward thinking guide to how the Dept. of Defense can weather this environment of change, which includes the drawdown of two major wars, pending budget cuts, technical programs forcing fielding delays and cost overruns, and rising healthcare costs for active duty personnel and veterans.

Researched and written by A.T. Kearney senior defense consultants Steven Hurt and Alan Heckler, "Three Ways" is a timely and extremely relevant white paper that describes in detail three cost effective and efficient initiatives that the DoD can execute to not only mitigate the negative consequences of these factors, but actually overcome them.

The research to develop the conclusions of the paper includes interviews with senior officers and executives from government, including active and retired personnel across all of DoD; academia thought leaders; the defense industry; and commercial industry, with the goal of developing a set of recommendations that are feasible for the DoD.

"There are significant and real sustainment challenges facing today's Department of Defense," said Steven Hurt, Partner at A.T. Kearney Public Sector and Defense Services (PSDS).  "But by taking a hard look at the situation, and by taking swift and resolute action, we can come out of this with a more efficient military.  The need for the United States to have the most impactful fighting force in the world never goes away."

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