Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) McGrath is the Department of Defense Deputy Chief Management Officer and the Department's Performance Improvement Officer. In these roles, Ms. McGrath leads the Department's effort to better synchronize, integrate, and coordinate DoD business operations and serves as the Principal Staff Assistant (PSA) and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for matters relating to management and the improvement of business operations. She also serves as the vice chair of the Federal Performance Accountability Council overseeing government-wide security clearance process reform initiatives.
Ms. McGrath retains acquisition decision authority over a $3 billion information technology (IT) business system portfolio and investment management responsibility for an additional $4 billion business IT systems/initiatives. Her role as DCMO requires integration and coordination across DoD and other inter-governmental agencies to include the Office of Management and Budget and the Government Accountability Office.
Previously, Ms. McGrath served as the Deputy Director for Systems Integration, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) where she created a financial migration strategy that included a comprehensive architecture and identification of DoD-wide systems valued at more than $1 billion.