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Beth McGrath

Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) A. McGrath was sworn in as the Department’s first Deputy Chief Management Officer, a Senate-confirmed and politically appointed position, on July 1, 2010. Ms. McGrath leads the Department’s efforts to better synchronize, integrate and coordinate DoD business operations and serves as the Principal Staff Assistant (PSA) and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for matters relating to management and improvement of business operations. She also serves as the DoD Performance Improvement Officer and is responsible for formulating the legislatively mandated Departmental Strategic Management Plan.
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How to Cultivate a Culture of Innovation

September 21, 2012 On Sept. 6, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote entitled “Leading Innovation” at Excellence in Government Live. Reflecting on my 24 year career with DoD, I’m always awed by the new opportunities in the federal landscape thanks to the enabling power of new technology and innovative tools—tools that ...