Department of Defense, OUSD(AT&L), Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA)

Independant Advisor to Department of Defense Leaders and Staff

The Director for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA) Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA) integrates the diverse aspects of Defense acquisition into a balanced and coherent program that supports the National Strategy and makes the most effective use of resources provided. The Director, ARA also serves as the Executive Secretary to the Defense Acquisition Board; oversees the Defense Acquisition Executive System (DAES); manages AT&Lís participation in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBE); and is responsible for the timely and accurate submission to Congress of Selected Acquisition Reports and Unit Cost Reports for Major Defense Acquisition Programs.