Defense Department

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Noun1.Defense Department - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United StatesDefense Department - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11
Department of Defense Laboratory System, LABLINK - a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness
United States Navy, US Navy, USN, Navy - the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
U. S. Air Force, United States Air Force, US Air Force, USAF, Air Force - the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space
Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA - an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
Defense Logistics Agency - a logistics combat support agency in the Department of Defense; provides worldwide support for military missions
Defense Technical Information Center, DTIC - the agency in the Department of Defense that provides scientific and technical information to federal agencies and their contractors
National Reconnaissance Office, NRO - an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations
National Security Agency, NSA - the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
U. S. Army, United States Army, US Army, USA, Army - the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BMDO - an agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality
Defense Information Systems Agency, DISA - a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA - a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
Casualty Care Research Center, CCRC - an agency in the Department of Defense that is a national center for research on all aspects of injury control and casualty care
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The Defense Department, he noted, is simply mirroring newer inventory control systems already undertaken by private-sector giants such as Wal-Mart.
The nation doesn't need a third Cabinet-level agency to handle what should be the job of a single Cabinet-level defense department.
More seriously, NSF's AlexanderSutherland says that while scientists in general may occasionally observe the ship operations and drilling gear of concern to the Defense Department, they don't have hands-on access to the equipment.
On top of that, many states deny the Defense Department access to data on criminal arrests (as opposed to convictions), and no federal law requires the states to provide this information.
These deficiencies prevent the Defense Department from collecting and reporting financial and performance information that is accurate, reliable and timely.
He understands the Defense Department and the bigger mission,'' said Leon Panetta, a Clinton administration official who is co-chairman of Gov.
The Defense Department issued a memo on its RFID policy earlier this year, requiring suppliers to put passive RFID tags on the packaging of the lowest possible piece, part, case, or pallet by January.
After initially denying that the program would deeply intrude into citizens' lives, the Defense Department acknowledged that many of the above-mentioned areas of surveillance and data collection are under study.
The one thing the Defense Department does better than any other government agency is planning," said Peter Verga, deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and America's security affairs.
and former deputy defense secretary, the award recognizes Defense Department civilian and military organizations, groups or teams that make significant, innovative contributions to the way the department acquires goods and services.

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