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DoD Expanding Cybersecurity Workforce through Registered Apprenticeship Programs

On the heels of President Biden’s proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, designated November 13 through November 19, 2022, the Department of Defense is contributing to the celebration...

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DOD Releases National Defense Strategy, Missile Defense, Nuclear Posture Reviews

The Defense Department today for the first time released the public versions of three strategic documents...

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U.S. Manufacturing Ecosystem Key to Economic Growth, Innovation, Competitiveness

Approaching an era where automation and cognitive computing seamlessly connect to smart factories, supply chains are entering into a fourth industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0.

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High School Seniors Visit Pentagon Leaders, Discuss National Security

Each fall, a group of students from Fairport High School, Fairport, N.Y. have the unique opportunity to visit with government leaders in the national capital area to discuss topics and issues they have researched as part of a social studies elective course, ‘Senior Leadership Seminar’.

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Dr. William A. LaPlante

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 (Energy, Installations, and Environment)

Provide safe and resilient installations for the warfighter and their families.


ASD (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs)

Develops policies and provides advice to NCBDP related plans and programs


Industrial Base 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)