Business Transformation Agency
Paul Brinkley - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation
Building and maintaining the most efficient fighting force possible goes beyond weaponry and strategy. Deputy Under Secretary Brinkley says it also requires smart, transparent business processes. As part of this effort, Brinkley has been assigned to lead the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq. His primary focus has been on the Pentagon's efforts to help reinvigorate the Iraqi industrial sector, making sure the financing in place is getting results. Brinkley says that's no small job when you consider that almost every time an industrial facility is restarted and Iraqis start going back to work, the level of violence goes down. Another challenge facing the task force has been to find markets for Iraqi products.