Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA) Directorate
ARA Subordinate Organizations
Deputy Director, Acquisition Management: Deputy to the Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis/Acquisition Management (ARA/AM) is responsible for: Serving as the Executive Secretariat for the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB); serving as the Executive Secretariat for the Defense Acquisition Executive System (DAES) Review process. ARA/AM is also responsible for Acquisition Program Baselines, Section 2306b of title 10, U.S.C., Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) program documentation requirements and Section 2366a/b milestone certifications; and for the timely and accurate submission to Congress of Selected Acquisition Reports and Unit Cost Reports for Major Defense Acquisition Programs.
Deputy Director, External Customer Support:
The ARA External Customer Support Division provides customer-focused services to the key leaders in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the defense acquisition, technology and logistics community on legislative activities; to include Congressional hearings, proposed legislation, positions on AT&L matters to Congress, Congressional inquiries, reports to Congress, GAO/IG reviews; foreign scientist waivers, Ready Book preparation and other mission critical assignments.
Deputy Director, Resource Analysis: Resource Analysis (RA) is staffed with broadly and deeply experienced analysts, military, civilian and contractor who have been involved in Department of Defense requirements, financial and acquisition management in the field, service headquarters and Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Deputy Director, OSD Studies and FFRDC Programs Office: Responsible for OSD policy and procedures for acquiring Contract Advisory and Assistance Services. Provides management and oversight of the OSD and OUSD(A&T) Studies Program. Performs primary sponsorship functions for the Institute for Defense Analysis and Rand National Defense Research Institute FFRDCs. Supports the Director, Defense Research and Engineering by providing policy guidance and management oversight of the DoD FFRDC Program.
Deputy Director, Enterprise Information: Provide leadership timely access to accurate, authoritative and reliable data supporting acquisition oversight, analysis, and decision-making by identifying information management and capability needs on behalf of the USD(AT&L) and obtaining, managing, and delivering Acquisition data and analytical capabilities in support of OUSD(AT&L) strategic Acquisition priorities and initiatives.