OUSD(A&S) is focused on forming an acquisition system that moves at the speed of relevance, and to do that, has been shaped into an organization that provides a defense-wide adaptive acquisition framework from need identification to disposal.

Using data-driven analysis linked to the National Defense Strategy, OUSD(A&S) scales to enable new product and process development and supports a culture of innovation, critical thinking, and creative compliance.

Looking forward, OUSD(A&S) is prioritizing initiatives focused on rapidly responding to COCOMs' needs, modernizing the nuclear deterrent, executing acquisition reforms, sustaining critical weapon systems, collaborating with emerging partners, and ensuring our Nation's industrial base is robust, secure, resilient and innovative. To be successful, we are ensuring our more than 170,000 acquisition professionals are prepared to take on these challenges through relevant training that is tailored to their immediate needs.


Enable the Delivery and Sustainment of Secure and Resilient Capabilities to the Warfighter and International Partners Quickly and Cost Effectively

Defense Acquisition Magazine

Defense Acquisition Magazine

Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

A&S Strategy Roadmap

A&S Strategy Roadmap

OUSD A&S Leadership

Ellen M. Lord Ellen M. Lord

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)

Alan R. Shaffer Alan R. Shaffer

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)

OUSD A&S Organization

OUSD A&S Organization Chart

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