Department of Defense

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Noun1.Department of Defense - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United StatesDepartment of Defense - 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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There is a growing and deep concern within the Congress and within the Department of Defense (DoD) Leadership Team about the DoD acquisition processes.
has been awarded a Blanket Purchasing Agreement to provide passive RFID software and engineering services to the Department of Defense and the U.
Leaders of an effort to save thousands of jobs at Naval Base Ventura County say they believe the Department of Defense initially wanted to close, not simply scale back, operations at Point Mugu.
The United States Department of Defense and its armed services annually conduct education and training programs for the international military community, as well as for civilian officials within foreign governments and non-governmental organizations.
Department of Defense transportation providers around the globe are eligible to be nominated for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 2005 Quality Award Program competition.
Department of Defense press release reported that some 3,171 hectares of land--approximately 2% of the overall land to be returned (and, Lindsay-Poland says, 8% of former military lands)--was not cleared of unexploded ordnance.
Sections 801 and 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 established a series of requirements intended to regulate the acquisition of services in the Department of Defense.
PALMDALE - The Lockheed Martin F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft has been given the green light by Department of Defense acquisition officials to enter into full-scale production.
Department of Defense, other federal agencies and state and local governments.
Developing a Department of Defense standard is a key now, he said.
Department of Defense to lead a private sector delegation that distributed the wheelchairs.

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