A Message from the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
Looking forward to FY16, the Army Headquarters is facing a host of
challenges as we operate with reduced resources in a more uncertain world.
This has been the case for several years now, but with the recently
completed Comprehensive Review and its reorganization of the Headquarters,
we will all in some way be asked to change how we do things. This will
require us to prioritize missions and functions, reduce services, and change
processes. Unrelated to the Comprehensive Review, another challenge will be
the phased transition of the Information Technology Agency to the Joint IT
Service Provider-Pentagon under the Department of Defense.
Your leadership and I will do everything within our power to manage the
changes effectively and transparently. In turn, I ask the entire OAA
workforce to approach this year with patience, flexibility, and a spirit of
It's critical as we navigate this reorganization that we balance the needs
of our own workforce with those of our customers. Out of necessity, OAA is
an ever-evolving organization that must have the ability to rapidly assess,
react and provide to our customers the support necessary to accomplish their
missions. This annual plan will force us to evaluate and improve our
performance and customer support by establishing, measuring, and achieving
Gerald B. O'Keefe
Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
"Service and Workforce Excellence"