A&S remains committed to enabling the delivery and sustainment of capability to our Warfighters. In support of Department priorities, our efforts and resources focus on six cross-cutting goals.
To secure our military advantage in a new, rapidly evolving security environment, A&S will lead the Department in adopting a systems- and portfolio-based framework that aligns strategic decision-making for capabilities to the mission areas required for integrated deterrence.
Threats from determined attackers—either cyber or kinetic—and climate risk must be tackled to ensure DoD can operate under contested or changing conditions, preserve operational capability, and enhance the natural and man-made systems essential to the Department’s success.
A&S will continue guiding and directing the highly complex, interdependent nuclear modernization programs, and reform approaches to surveillance, detection, preparedness, and response to chemical and biological threats.
A resilient defense industrial base—which includes both commercial and organic manufacturing and sustainment—is a critical element of U.S. power, and preserves and extends our competitive advantage.
People are our most critical asset and the key to driving our competitive advantage; A&S will strengthen our workforce by building modern learning resources and ensuring our recruitment and retention strategies provide for diversity and inclusion.
Enable the Delivery and Sustainment of Secure, Resilient, and Preeminent Capabilities to the Warfighter and International Partners Quickly and Cost Effectively
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