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Senate Unanimously Confirms Rosenblum as First Female to Serve in Pentagon’s Top Nuclear Role

On July 29, 2021, the Honorable Deborah Rosenblum was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (ASD(NCB)). She is the first woman to lead the office in charge of preparing for, mitigating and deterring the threat of attack by weapons of mass destruction...

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Defense, State Agree: Diversity, Inclusion Important for Mission Success

At a town hall meeting at the Pentagon for the department's industrial policy community, Stacy A. Cummings, who is performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, met with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the chief diversity and inclusion officer at the State Department, to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the success of their respective agencies...

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Memorandum of Understanding for Acquisition Support

On May 20, 2021, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Andrea Palm signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue the agencies’ partnership in defeating COVID-19 and preparing for future public health emergencies...

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DOD Gives Update on Tenant Bill of Rights

The Defense Department has made strides toward ensuring that service members and their families have safe, quality housing that's well-maintained by privatized housing companies, a top DOD housing official said...

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Gregory M. Kausner

Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment

Paul D. Cramer

Performing the Duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment

ASD (Acquisition)

Provides oversight and policy direction to Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary of Defense (A&S)


ASD (Sustainment)

Serves as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the USD A&S, Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF), and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)


ASD (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs)

Develops policies and provides advice to NCBDP related plans and programs


Industrial Policy

Provides detailed analyses and in-depth understanding of the increasingly global, commercial, and financially complex industrial supply chain


Special Access Program Central Office

Serves under the authority and direction of both the Deputy Secretary of Defense (DepSecDef) and the USD(A&S)


International Cooperation

Supports the Under Secretary in carrying out their responsibilities and exercising their authorities on all international matters