Welcome to the website of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)). The USD(AT&L) is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary Defense for all matters concerning acquisition, technology, and logistics.
As legislated by Congress, the primary responsibilities of the USD(AT&L) include:
In addition to performing the above functions, the USD(AT&L) has oversight responsibility for: military installations and their environment; operational energy plans and programs; major weapon systems; missile defense programs; space and intelligence programs; and nuclear and chemical and biological defense programs, including Nunn-Lugar programs and the nuclear forces.
To learn more about the individual components that comprise OUSD(AT&L), please visit the AT&L Offices Page.
Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics released the interim version of Better Buying Power 3.0 today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Our acquisition system—its institutions, offices, laboratories, workforce, managers, executives, and industrial partners—conducts research, provides a wide range of services, develops and produces new goods, and sustains their capabilities for war-fighters and other operators.
One purpose of this new version is to implement a number of statutes and regulations that have come into existence since the last version was published in 2008.
"Operation of the Defense Acquisition System," December 8, 2008, requires revision to create an acquisition policy environment that will achieve greater efficiency and productivity in defense spending and effectively implement the department's Better Buying Power (BBP) initiatives.
The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by the Senate during the current congress.