The Honorable Frank Kendall
The Honorable Frank Kendall

Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L

The Honorable Alan Estevez
The Honorable Alan Estevez

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L


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

September 19, 2014

BBP 3.0 Products Released

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.
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June 12, 2014

Performance of the Defense Acquisition System 2014 Annual Report

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.
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December 3, 2013

Memorandum For The Acquisition Workforce

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.
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November 26, 2013

Defense Acquisition Memorandum and Operation of the Defense Acquisition System

"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.

November 4, 2013

Alan Estevez has been confirmed as The Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense For AT&L

The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by the Senate during the current congress.
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