Deputy's Management Action Group (DMAG)

The Deputy's Management Action Group (DMAG) is the primary civilian-military management forum that supports the Secretary of Defense, and addresses top Departmental issues that have resource, management, and broad strategic and/or policy implications. The DMAG's 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 Secretary of Defense'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.

Reference: DoDD Directive 5105.79 DOD Senior Governance Councils