Today the Department of Defense made public the Fiscal Years 2022 – 2026 Strategic Management Plan, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010. The SMP articulates the Secretary of Defense’s strategic priorities, consistent with the National Defense Strategy, with an emphasis on priorities focused on building enduring advantages.
In her introduction to the SMP, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks states: “This Plan establishes accountability to measure our progress in realizing our National Defense Strategy. It also demonstrates to the President, Congress and most importantly the American people, the Department’s commitment to transparency.”
The SMP provides a management framework for describing general and long-term goals, actions the department will take to realize those goals, and how DOD will address challenges and risks that may hinder achieving results. It also includes detailed performance goals and measures to ensure SMP implementation in the near term in the Annual Performance Plan for fiscal 2023 and the consolidation of prior year performance results across all DOD components in the Annual Performance Report for fiscal 2021.
The SMP strategic goals and objectives, together with the performance goals and measures, showcase how the department intends to achieve its goals and priorities and succeed through teamwork with our allies and partners. The Fiscal Years 2022 – 2026 SMP focuses on four strategic goals:
1. Making the Right Technology Investments and Transforming the Future Force
2. Strengthen Resilience and Adaptability of Our Defense Ecosystem
3. Taking Care of Our People and Cultivating the Workforce We Need
4. Addressing Institutional Management Priorities
The DOD Strategic Management Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 is available here.
You can see the Office of Management and Budget performance page, where the DOD plan and all other federal agencies’ plans are posted, here.