domestic support operations

domestic support operations

Those activities and measures taken by the Department of Defense to foster mutual assistance and support between the Department of Defense and any civil government agency in planning or preparedness for, or in the application of resources for response to, the consequences of civil emergencies or attacks, including national security emergencies. Also called DSOs.
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As Deputy Commander for the Joint Operations Command, I was responsible for all domestic support operations in Canada and Defence relations in North, Central and South America.
Domestic support operations during emergencies; stability operations and support operations (SOSO) in Lesotho.