The Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) was established by Congress in 2007 as an Under Secretary of Defense-level position. In 2008 the DoD formally chartered the Office of the DCMO to better synchronize, integrate, and coordinate the business operations of the department and ensure optimal alignment in support of the warfighting mission.


The Office of the DCMO is the principal management office for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense to optimize the business environment across the Defense enterprise.


Driving institutional reform of the business environment to support warfighter success.

Core Values

  • Innovation
  • Agility
  • Transparency

Supporting Values

  • Integrity
  • Collaboration