By Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) welcomed new Executive
Director, Pat Tamburrino, Jr. on May 4. "It is my distinct honor and
privilege to be selected for this position and have this opportunity to work
at NAVSEA again," said Tamburrino. "This is a job that I've always wanted
to have and worked hard to prepare for."
Sharing his thoughts on continuing the NAVSEA transformation efforts,
Tamburrino outlined the following factors as key to the command's continued
Communication - Communication is key. We need to talk with each other, by
whatever means are convenient and appropriate, on a consistent basis. Not
just NAVSEA and Program Executive Office leadership, but managers and
employees. The more we share ideas on how to approach problems, address
challenges and conduct the business of the Navy, the better off we will all
be. My goal as Executive Director is to maximize my availability to all of
NAVSEA leadership and its employees - to work on the challenges of the
moment or to strategize about future events.
Business Practices - One of the major takeaways from my time in the Office
of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) is be sure our technical efforts
are underpinned by solid business practices. My view is every manager needs
to understand: (1) why things cost what they cost, (2) where the money they
are responsible for is going, (3) what the return on that investment is and
(4) why we are spending that money to begin with. This is all aimed at
being a good steward of the funds we are provided to do our work and making
certain those funds are working as hard as they can for the Navy as a whole.
Cost Management - The goal of reducing the cost of all goods and services
remains key. I am convinced unless we keep striving towards reducing the
cost of our enterprise our efforts to both transform and re-capitalize the
Naval Service becomes increasingly challenging. Getting to a clean
financial sight picture across all the NAVSEA and PEO accounts, products,
and services is important for the Navy and I am anxious to help achieve that
objective quickly. I wholeheartedly support the ongoing Lean/Six Sigma
initiatives and look forward to becoming deeply involved with them.
Human Capital Strategy - The evolution of the Navy's Human Capital Strategy
is clearly a "top 5" agenda item for me. Shaping and managing the future of
the workforce is of paramount concern for me. There is a lot of change in
process here, not the least of which is the implementation of NSPS. The
focus will be on open communication across the workforce, training of all
parties in the new system and leadership oversight to make certain the
implementation of NSPS is done efficiently, effectively and equitably. I
expect to spend a lot of time with all of you in advancing the good work
that has already been done in NAVSEA.
Balance - From a personal perspective, life is all about balance. Each day
for me is all about excelling as a federal employee as well as being a
dedicated husband and father. The key is finding the equilibrium.
"I will always consider it a priority to explain and discuss with the Navy
Enterprise at large the value that NAVSEA as an organization, as well as
each individual employee, adds to our national mission. The work we do is
vital and important to the long term GWOT," said Tamburrino.