Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work lays out his case to institutionalize the Third Offset, to make sure whoever succeeds President Obama carries it into the next administration. The Pentagon also wants to see initiatives like Better Buying Power, Force of the Future, and the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental carry over too. Sharon Burke is Senior Advisor at the New America Foundation, and adviser to the Pew project on national security, energy, and climate. She was assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs from 2010 to 2014. She explained how a new administration would analyze current programs on National Defense Week.
Photo: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, Stuttgart, Germany – Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (left), Office of the Secretary of Defense, answers a question by Major General Barbara Faulkenberry, U.S. Africa Command’s Operations and Logistics deputy director, during a roundtable briefing September 20, 2011. Burke visited the AFRICOM headquarters to meet with senior leaders and discuss the Department of Defense’s Operational Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan, a strategy to transform the way the DOD consumes energy in military operations. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Danielle Skinner)