DOD’s acting chief management officer, Lisa Hershman, announced the department has saved $4.7 billion in the past two years and is on track for even more savings through efficiencies.
“In addition to cost – because I don’t want to say it isn’t important, because it’s very important, affordability – but performance and how are we going to deliver to our customers,” Hershman told ABC News. “That’s internal, that’s external to the war-fighter. How do we support the mission? So those are the types of metrics in addition to cost that we’re looking at.”
DOD performed its first-ever audit in November.
 
DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence