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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[USA], May 24 ( ANI ): The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense - The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from participating in a major naval exercise, pointing towards the mounting anger in the country over Beijing's expanded military footprint in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
The United States Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency has recognised INFINIUM, a state-of-the-art metals production technology company, with a competitive award to offer dysprosium-iron metal for the National Defense Stockpile as mandated by Congress in the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
Akron, OH, July 04, 2016 --(PR.com)-- On the final day of Pride Month 2016, The United States Department of Defense announced the long anticipated news that patriotic Transgender Americans will now be able to openly choose to volunteer to serve their country.
Drone said that the target has major customers that include the United States Department of Defense and commercial customers worldwide, the company said.
"After his debarment, Skiscim allegedly continued to bid, contract, and supply defective airplane parts to the federal government through a series of shell companies using the names of relatives and fictitious people to mask his involvement from the United States Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency," the complaint included.
Washington, May 7(Petra)- Iraq's fight to secure the country's largest oil refinery against the Daesh terrorist gang is heading in the wrong direction, the United States Department of Defense (Pentagon) said, while declining to predict the outcome of the ongoing battle Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said in a statement on Wednesday, "It has been a tough, fluid fight," adding that "right now it's flowing in the wrong direction." "It could still turn around; at this point, it's impossible to predict how it's going to play out ", he noted.
The amendment provides for implementation of a project funded by the United States Department of Defense, envisioning delivery of equipment, patrol boats and vehicles of a value not to exceed $6,200,000 in fiscal year 2014 (?) funds to the GOU on a grants basis.
She had a long career with the United States Department of Defense as Director of Human Resources at a number of large military complexes both here and abroad.
Earlier, the United States Department of Defense released a report called Progress Towards Security and Stability in Afghanistan, accusing Pakistan of providing a safe haven for pro-Taliban militants in the region.
DARPA, an agency of the United States Department of Defense, is responsible for maintaining the technological superiority of the US military.
"We are truly humbled to receive such a prestigious award from the United States Department of Defense. We have worked hard to hire veterans first whenever we can.
The United States Africa Command AFRICOM is one of the Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense. It is responsible for U.S.

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