Fisher is acting BTA director

The Defense Department's Business Transformation Agency has named David Fisher as its acting director.

One year after the BTA was established, Paul Brinkley and Thomas Modly ' who had been serving jointly as directors ' announced an organizational restructuring, placing Fisher at the helm of the business oversight agency until a permanent director is hired. Fisher has formerly worked as DOD's lead for transformation planning and performance. Before joining the Defense Department, Fisher was a managing director with BearingPoint.

In a November memo, Brinkley and Modly estimated that the process to hire a permanent director could take several more months. They also realigned the Priority Projects directorate to report directly to Army Maj. Gen. Carlos 'Butch' Pair, BTA's Defense business systems acquisition executive.

In addition to Fisher, Brinkley and Modly named Radha Sekar as assistant deputy chief financial officer in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense. In that position, Sekar will serve as the 'functional sponsor' of several initiatives, including the Business Enterprise Information Systems (BEIS), Intragovernmental Value Added Network (IVAN) and Strategic Resource Decision System (SRDS) programs.

Cindy Beck will become the BTA lead for the BEIS, IVAN and SRDS initiatives.

BTA was established last fall to centrally manage 18 of DOD's largest departmentwide business programs.

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