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Defense Leaders Meet to Bolster Ukraine Support

Defense leaders from some 50 nations met today as part of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group to discuss the ongoing international support provided to Ukraine as it fights to maintain its sovereignty following an illegal invasion by Russia.

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Biden-Harris Administration Awards Record-Breaking $154.2 Billion in Contracting to Small Businesses

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced that the Biden-Harris Administration exceeded its small business federal contracting goal...

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DOD Accelerating Innovative Technologies, Enabling Manufacturing Workforce

Groundbreaking technologies were on display in May when the Defense Department's nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes demonstrated advanced materials, engineering and manufacturing...

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DOD Secures Critical Material for James Webb Space Telescope

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope recently captured the highest-resolution image of the universe in infrared that has ever been seen. The historic photos were made possible by the Defense Department's ability to secure strategic and critical materials necessary for the mission.

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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)