executive agent


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executive agent

A term used to indicate a delegation of authority by theSecretary of Defense to a subordinate to act on the Secretary'sbehalf. An agreement between equals does not create an executiveagent. For example, a Service cannot become a Department ofDefense executive agent for a particular matter with simply theagreement of the other Services; such authority must be delegatedby the Secretary of Defense. Designation as executive agent, inand of itself, confers no authority. The exact nature and scopeof the authority delegated must be stated in the documentdesignating the executive agent. An executive agent may belimited to providing only administration and support orcoordinating common functions, or it may be delegated authority,direction, and control over specified resources for specifiedpurposes. Also called EA. See also agent.
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As Executive Agent, you shall ensure representatives of other executive departments and agencies participate in this review, as appropriate.
Timothy Gallaudet, oceanographer of the Navy and director of the Office of the DoD Executive Agent for MDA.
In addition, an office was stood up to support the Executive Agent in the execution of these duties and the development of integrated space architectures--and that office eventually evolved into the National Security Space Office, or NSSO.
As the ITP executive agent, JITC provides recommendations to the ITP for or against the ICTO, based on available interoperability data and an evaluation of the possible risk to the user and other connected systems.
Space cadre leadership has not always been proactive because the Executive Agent gave the space cadre a low priority due to competing demands and then made it a higher priority in 2004.
Terry Bates, develops and implements security assistance policy and directives, manages international military education and training programs, and serves as the executive agent for policy, logistics, and manpower issues.
1042, the FY 2006 National Defense Authorization Act, which would require the secretary of each military department to establish a Contract Support Acquisition Center to act as the executive agent for the acquisition of contract services for that military department.
The Executive Agent (Fort Gordon) is currently working with Training and Doctrine Command to grow LLC across TRADOC with Department of the Army funding starting in FY06 for two more installations:
163), it recommended designating the service the executive agent for space.
This is not the case as special operations forces rely heavily on their respective service or executive agent to provide the bulk of their support.
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Army, executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DoD's) PIG acquisition effort, has awarded a multimillion dollar contract to Kaneb's wholly owned subsidiary, Informatech, Inc.

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