The DON is facing a new era of Great power competition, characterized by increased complexity, interdependence, and uncertainty as well as an unprecedented rate of technological change that is transforming societies, economies, and military capabilities across the globe. As a result, the DON must enable greater efficiency through more agile processes, better management of business operations, and greater accountability leading to a higher state of operational readiness. We must also recognize that continued success requires more than additional ships, aircraft and advanced technology — it involves transitioning our culture from rigid to adaptable, sluggish to fast, stagnant to innovative, parochial to collaborative, and opaque to transparent. To achieve this, the Department of the Navy released its Business Operations Plan. This plan aligns to the National Defense Strategy lines of effort (Restore Readiness, Strengthen Alliances, and Reform Business Practices) and the 9 strategic objectives in the National Defense Business Operations Plan. It provides a framework that unifies Secretariat, Navy, and Marine Corps activities under 14 DON specific Strategic Objectives realized through 36 Focus Areas.