Ellen M. Lord the Undersecretary of Defense for AT&L
Ellen M. Lord

Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L

Welcome

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:

  1. Supervising Department of Defense acquisition

  2. Establishing policies for acquisition (including procurement of goods and services, research and development, developmental testing, and contract administration) for all elements of the Department of Defense

  3. Establishing policies for logistics, maintenance, and sustainment support for all elements of the Department of Defense

  4. Establishing policies of the Department of Defense for maintenance of the defense industrial base of the United States.

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.

The Latest

August 1, 2017

Report to Congress Restructuring the Department of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Organization and Chief Management Officer Organization


On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the Department of Defense provided Congress the second of two reports detailing the planned reorganization of USD(AT&L) into USD(R&E) and USD(A&S). The report provides details on organizational roles, responsibilities, activities, and composition as well as an initial transition plan. The reorganization is an opportunity to accelerate the introduction of lethal capabilities to the force while improving our business processes.

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