Army Business Counsel (ABC)

The Army Business Council provides recommendations to the Under Secretary and is comprised of 18 voting members and 10 advisory members.  The Council places special emphasis on and exercises oversight over the Army's Business Mission Area portfolio and defense business systems.  It also establishes standard business processes practices, ensures Army compliance with DOD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), and prioritizes Army Defense Business System (DBS) investments.  In 2020, the ABC executed portfolio review actions for 651 DBSs to rationalize the Army's overall portfolio.  
Army Data Board
Army Enterprise Board

Deputy's Management Action Group (DMAG) 

The DMAG is the primary civilian-military management forum that supports the Secretary of Defense (SD), and addresses top Departmental issues that have resource, management, and broad strategic and/or policy implications. Its primary mission is to produce advice for the Deputy Secretary of Defense (DSD) in a collaborative environment and to ensure that the DMAG execution aligns with the SD’s priorities as well as the planning and programming schedule. The DMAG is co-chaired by the DSD and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS), with Secretaries of the Military Departments, Chiefs of the Military Services, and DoD Principal Staff Assistants holding standing invitations.

The Organizational Policy and Decision Support Directorate (OP&DSD) within the Chief Management Office (CMO) facilitates, promotes, and integrates required analytical and knowledge management support as well as the primary staffing element to the DMAG Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary also supports the work of a DMAG Senior Steering Group which often advises the DSD concerning the DMAG's agenda, its approach, the preparation of principals, meeting execution, and follow-up afterwards.

Army Management Action Group (AMAG)

The AMAG is the Army's representative group in the DOD Deputy's Management Action Group (DMAG).  It produces advice to the Secretary of the Army for the purpose of advocating for and aligning United States Army priorities within the priorities of the Secretary of Defense as well as the DOD planning and program schedule. 
Core Enterprise Board (CEB)
Defense Business Council (DBC)
Enterprise Process Improvement Team (EPIT)
Enterprise Task Force (ETF)
General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC)
Program Management Office


Under Secretary of the Army

Business Operations Management Responsibilities

1. Serves as the Army's Chief Management Officer (CMO) and senior advisor to the SECARMY on all business operations and business transformation matters.
2. Serves as the co-chair of the Army Management Action Group.
3. Develops and implements enterprise-wide business systems architecture and transition plans, capable of providing accurate and timely information in support of business decisions that encompass end-to-end business processes.
4. Serves as the Army’s representative to the DOD Defense Business Council (DBC).

Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO)

Executes the following responsibilities of the Under Secretary of the Army:
1. Oversees business operations, processes, and policies for the Under Secretary of the Army as the CMO.
2. Represents the Under Secretary of the Army as the CMO at the DBC.
3. Validates alignment of annual certification to DOD functional strategies and Army priorities as a component of annual portfolio reviews.
4. Serves as co-chair for the ABC.
5. In coordination with the HQDA Chief Information Officer, G–6 (CIO/G–6), and with advice of the ABC, recommends validation of all IT enterprise services requirements to the Under Secretary of the Army as the CMO.
6. Serves as the assistant pre-certification authority for the Army DBS annual and out-of-cycle certification submissions to OSD.

Director, Army Office of Business Transformation

Executes the following responsibilities of the Under Secretary of the Army:
1. Promulgates Department of the Army policy and guidance for managing the BMA.
2. Executes the SECARMY’s business transformation initiatives.
3. Maintains Army Regulation (AR) 5–1.
4. Maintains the Army Business Management Strategy (ABMS).
5. Ensures domain policies and guidelines are aligned and consistent.
7. Serves as a co-chair of the Army Business Counsel.
8. Reports on the status of enterprise-level business transformation initiatives, performance management, and senior leader reviews.
9. Manages the program office for the Army’s Business Systems Architecture.
10. Serves as the functional manager for the Business Mission Area architecture repository.
11. Assists process champions, domain leads, and Army organizations with Business Process Re-engineering efforts, to enable an enterprise view of business processes and identify Army-wide improvement opportunities.
12. Directs the Army’s Lean Six Six Program Office.
13. Coordinates the Army’s Business Mission Area compliance, synchronization, and alignment activities.

Chief Data Officer/Steward

Executes the responsibilities of the Director, Office of Business Transformation (steward business enterprise data):
1. identifies, develops, implements, and enforces Federal, Army, and organizational data standards, processes, and procedures.
2. Facilitates the identification and registration of authoritative data sources.
3. Facilitates the implementation of the Army Data Management Program as determined by the Army Data Board.

Business Mission Area Chief Architect

Executes the following responsibilities in support of the Director, Army Office of Business Transformation:
1. Lead for maintaining the Business Systems Architecture and advancing business process re-engineering. Updates the Army Business Systems Architecture and provide comments to the DOD Enterprise Transition Plan to inform the target architecture.
2. Maintains an Army Business Mission Area architecture repository to aggregate and store the domain architectures as the basis for the Business Systems Architecture; publishes annual instructions for evolving the Business Systems Architecture (business processes and ABS).
3. Maintains the business process architecture required to continually enable cross-domain capability reuse, helps grow existing capabilities, and simplifies data integration among ABSs.
4. Annually assesses Army Business Systems Architecture efforts using the Enterprise Architecture Management Maturity Model Framework (EAMMF); annually refines core elements, stage targets, and implementation plans.
5. Establishes certification standards for architects supporting the BMA; updates human resources plan that guides architectural support to the BMA.
6. Establishes and oversees performance metrics to improve ABS management.
7. Identifies cross-mission area and cross-domain synchronization and integration issues to the appropriate architect leads as required and facilitates resolution.
8. Manages and marshals resources and support for BMA architecture development and integration activities.
9. Provides oversight and configuration control of the BMA architecture repository.

Assistant Secretaries of the Army

The five Assistant Secretaries and the General Counsel of the Army report to and assist the United States Secretary of the Army and the United States Under Secretary of the Army.

Assistant Secretary of Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology - ASA(ALT)

1. Process champion for acquisition and retirement (A2R) of all Army equipment and all acquisition-associated end-to-end processes.
2. Supports other process champions to ensure acquisition considerations are incorporated into relevant end-to-end business processes.
3. Ensures business systems performing acquisition functions, regardless of domain; comply with DOD BEA and Army Business Systems Architecture requirements.
4. Complies with DOD BEA and Army Business Systems Architecture requirements by registering, integrating, and maintaining all business process and IT system investment management documentation for acquisition activities and associated sub-domains in the Army BMA architecture repository.
5. Leverages the BMA architecture repository for investment management decisions, business process re-engineering efforts, and systems architecture development.
6. Supports BMA domain leads for the acquisition domain.
7. Advises ABC forums on the acquisition of business systems.
8. Advises ABC forums on the ASA(ALT) functions for acquisition domain business systems (such as, acquisition domain BEA development and management).
9. Functional sponsor for all Army acquisition domain business systems.
10. Ensures all applicable systems in the Warfighter, business, and defense intelligence mission areas comply with GFM DI force structure data as applicable.
11. Provides system of systems engineering (SOSE), SOSE integration guidance, and advice for integrating ABS architecture with the systems architectures of the WMA and EIEMA, as required.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - ASA(CW)

Coordinates Army business systems through the Assistant Secretary of Army Installations, Energy and Environment - ASA(IE&E) and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM).


Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller - ASA(FM&C)

1. Leads the BMA Financial Management Domain .
2. Ensures budget to report (B2R) and all financial management-associated considerations are incorporated into relevant end-to-end processes.
3. Provides oversight over all financial reporting.(15) Provides oversight of, and guidance for, cost breakdown structures for Army organizations.
4. Oversees and provides guidance for cost benefit analysis (CBA) throughout the Army.
5. Oversees and provides guidance for the Army Financial Benefits Reporting and Tracking (AFBRT) process.
6. Establishes financial management policies, including the estimation and reporting of financial benefits, regarding CPI LSS and other BPR efforts.
7. Develops independent cost estimates for business operations and resource requirements.
8. Provides systems owners with total systems cost data required for the annual certification.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and the Environment - ASA(IE&E)

1. Ensures installation, environmental, energy, safety, and occupational health considerations are incorporated into relevant end-to-end business processes.
2. Leads the installations, energy, and environment domain.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs - ASA(M&RA)

1. Leads the human resources domain.
2. Ensures hire to retire (H2R) and associated human resource management considerations are incorporated into end-to-end processes.

Chief Information Officer/G-6

1. Publishes IT architecture (security, transport, network services, network integration) guidance, enterprise-level rules, and technical standards.
2. Directs and oversees the Army cybersecurity risk-management program.
3. Provide compliance standards for unstructured data, IT services, information assurance, and rules-based architecture to ABS owners and domain leads.
4. In partnership with the Army DCMO monitors and reports to the SECARMY on the progress and success of the IT management reform efforts.
5. Manages the Army Data Board and provides guidance and integrates input from domain leads and BMA process champions.
6. Maintains the Army Portfolio Management Solution (APMS) and update the DOD IT Portfolio Repository (DITPR).

Office of Business Transformation

The Office of Business Transformation (OBT) develops business strategy and policy, enables governance, and promotes best-in-class business practices to improve efficiency and facilitate innovative solutions and improvements across the Army.
Army Analytics Group (AAG)
AAG Provides analytical services for the Army’s senior leadership and innovative data and application integration and architecture consulting across the Department of Army Enterprise.
OBT Office of Business Planning and Assessment (BPA)
The Business Planning and Assessment Office works with leaders in the Army, industry, and academia to develop, test, and implement innovative ideas. The office also enables Army Business Mission Area performance management, supports the development, review, and update of Army business strategies, and conducts annual Business Strategy assessments.
OBT Office of Business Process Improvement (BPI)
The Business Process Improvement Office develops and implements strategies for shifting resources to high-value activities. It develops and implements reforms to eliminate unnecessary or obsolete compliance requirements and reduces the cost of mission-support operations.
OBT Office of Business Systems Governance
The Business Systems Governance Office is responsible for Business Mission Area governance, validation of business system requirements, conducting portfolio management and certification of funds.
OBT Office of Business Training and Education
The Business Training and Education Office is focused on transforming the Army’s educational culture and structure by incorporating business best-practices into Army course curricula (ILE, CES, Advanced Course, and SSC, GO and SES).
OBT Office of Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA)
The Army Enterprise Architecture office manages the evolution, development and maintenance of the Army Business Enterprise Architecture (ABEA), maintains the Enterprise Knowledge Repository (EKR), assists with the execution of the annual Organizational Execution Plan (OEP)/Portfolio Review (PfR) processes, assists with DBS Acquisition process (BCAC), and provides Architecture-based analytics to inform Portfolio Management.
OBT Office of Enterprise Data Analytics (EDA)
EDA manages an enterprise-wide scalable data analytics capability that enables both analysts and their leaders to predict and solve problems, optimize resourcing decisions, and deliver enhanced readiness.
OBT Office of Reform Management
The Reform Management Office, in support of Army strategic priorities, facilitates the implementation of Army reform initiatives that free up time, money, and manpower for investment into higher priority efforts (readiness and modernization), and empower commands to make more efficient, timely, and effective data-driven decisions.
OBT Office of Solutions Architecture
The Solutions Architecture office leads the Business Solution Integration Practice Area, which works to sustain current levels of efficiency and effectiveness while simultaneously pivoting to meet strategic objectives best enabled by modern technologies. The office also incorporates six enterprise-level activities: decision analytics, transition strategy, capital planning and investment control, demand management, data management, and ERP integration.
OBT Office of Strategic Management System (SMS)
The Strategic Management System (SMS) is the Army Enterprise Program of Record for Performance Management that aggregates key performance indicators from multiple functional domains and provides a strategically focused representation to the Army's Senior Leadership. SMS provides executive dashboards with SUCCESSFUL (green), PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL (amber), or UNSUCCESSFUL (red) ratings with metric data, while providing a dynamically updated briefing capability with live data, embedded email, alerts, and interactive comments.