United States Department of Defense

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Noun1.United States Department of Defense - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United StatesUnited States Department 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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Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Riyadh, Muharram 9, 1433, Dec 4, 2011, SPA - Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Defense received here today U.
Recommendation: In order to enhance corrective actions underway within DOD to address previously reported weaknesses and improve DOD's ability to provide reliable information on the full cost of military equipment acquired through MDAPs, the Secretary of Defense should direct the DOD Chief Management Officer to work jointly with the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; and the military department Chief Management Officers, as appropriate, to classify the Proper Financial Accounting Treatment for Military Equipment (PFAT4ME) training as a core course for the department's affected acquisition personnel, including program managers, and track attendance to ensure that such personnel take the training.
Misanin, deputy director, program operations, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.
Recommendation: The Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller/CFO) to require the Director of the DCAA, in concert with the revised mission statement, to develop a strategic plan with short-term and long-term outcome-related goals.
To insure that all relevant employees are fully trained in this area, the Office of the Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) for Policy Support (DTUSD(P)(PS) has developed a course of instruction that covers the practical application of relevant law, executive orders, and DoD policies on this subject.
This contract award will augment CSCI's analysis capabilities and trusted partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Defense Warfare Analysis Division," said Linda LaRoche, CSCI CEO.
The next speaker of the day was the Honorable Michael Wynne, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.
He served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs under President Clinton and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense.
Finley was confirmed as the deputy under secretary of defense (acquisition and technology).
On 16 August 2001, DSCA's deputy director, Bob Keltz, retired in an unusual double ceremony that also marked the retirement from federal service of his wife, Mary Lou McHugh, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy.
Benjamin Riley, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Full Dimensional Protection), United State Office of the Secretary of Defense, will present a session titled "Changing Threats, Changing Needs.
The JRAC reports to the secretary of defense through the under secretary of defense, acquisition, technology and logistics (USD(AT & L)) and the USD (comptroller), and consists of a core and an advisory group composed of 26 flag officer- and Senior Executive Service-level representatives from the Services, COCOMs, and select defense activities.