Feedback from employees, supervisors, and unions has led the Defense Department to adjust its preliminary National Security Personnel System design, say Pentagon officials. For one, job objectives will focus on results, clearly establishing a line of sight from individual performance to organizational goals. And yet, the changes will not lesson the importance of the method of performance. (We did not make this up.) “The payout methodology, exercised after ratings are complete, will be based on a range of shares tied to the performance rating.” Let it be known that these adjustments are meant to make NSPS more “clear and understandable.”
Lessons from the KC-46 and F-35 will prove useful for the testing community in the years to come, said Nickolas Guertin, the nominee to be director of operational test and evaluation for the Pentagon, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Oct. 19.