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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In neighboring Espirito Santo state the civil defense department says on its website that 15 people were killed there and close to 50,000 people were forced from their homes by mudslides and rivers overflowing their banks.
Russia has long sold the Pentagon aircraft, fulfilling an "urgent, near-term need to purchase MI-17 helicopters," a Defense Department announced earlier this year after a previous order was made public.
The search was in connection with an investigation of a Siemens contract with the Defense Department and focused on one floor of one building of the German conglomerate's Malvern campus.
Multidisciplinary team efforts can accelerate research progress in areas particularly suited to this approach by cross-fertilization of ideas, hasten the transition of basic research findings to practical applications, and can help to train students in science and/or engineering in areas of importance to the Defense Department.
26, 2006, there were 1,807 Americans listed by the Defense Department as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
A key part of that lead role--and the most likely way this new strategy will affect nonterrorist citizens--will be "to obtain and promptly exploit all actionable information needed to protect the United States." The military will "develop automated tools to improve data fusion, analysis, and management, to track systematically large amounts of data and to detect, fuse and analyze aberrant patterns of activity," and it will create "a cadre of specialized terrorism intelligence analysts within the defense intelligence community" Among the intelligence already being collected is a detailed nationwide database of every college and high school student over the age of 16, which the Defense Department says it needs to boost military recruitment.
The latest Defense Department report on Chinese military power notes that Beijing's buildup has been helped significantly by Russia and Israel, as well as by "munitions and dual-use technologies from France, Germany, Italy, and the United States."
government's humanitarian demining program rests with an interagency working group (IWG), chaired by the Department of State and vice-chaired by the Defense Department. Upon receipt of a foreign government's request for inclusion in the demining program through the American embassy there, the Department of State coordinates an interagency assessment of the appropriateness of that country's participation.
Thus, the United States is now dependent on the Defense Department for the analysis of satellite imagery, which is instrumental in decision-making regarding weapons procurement and the deployment of force.
Recently, the Defense Department got a taste of what headaches lie in store, when a faulty year 2000-related date calculation inappropriately removed from inventory 90,000 items in DLA`s materiel management system.
In 1993, the Defense Department described Fuertes Caminos as "establishing the conditions that inspire stable democratic institutions," "nation building," and "promoting the human rights of their citizens." Certain values were to be transmitted to the host army: "By sheer numbers, the U.S.
Nevertheless, industry observers believe that the $5.9 billion in SDB prime awards and subcontracts to the Defense Department in FY'91 could prove to be the highest minority procurement level for years to come.

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