The Department of Defense has awarded $5.6B on contract under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, and an additional $12.6B on contract to replace equipment drawn down from U.S. stocks.Learn More
A&S remains committed to enabling the delivery and sustainment of capability to our Warfighters. In support of the National Defense Strategy, our efforts and resources focus on three cross-cutting priorities.
Deliver high warfighting value from our developing and fielded weapons systems and provide Warfighters multiple ways to win the high-end fight. Discovery, prototyping, and experimentation are necessary but not sufficient—we must also produce and field capabilities at scale. Be mindful of blue and red mission threads and kill chains, and do all of this with our allies and partners.
Drive efficiencies and cost reductions to project and sustain forces globally, including by relying on and expanding partnerships. Focus on enabling quick deployment to new, often denied areas over great distance. This global footprint requires installations and infrastructure be resilient to adversary attacks, adverse weather and energy, and unstable supply. Forces must continue operations by defending against modern biological and chemical threats.
Build and maintain a robust national security industrial base and supply chain. Link our defense and organic industrial bases to the broader economic and innovation ecosystems in the United States, and those of allies and partners. Improve and modernize production capabilities and depth for relevant American industry. Partner with the private sector and state and local governments to boost domestic capability. Invest in a first-class future workforce through talent management, education, training, and employment.
Enable the Delivery and Sustainment of Secure, Resilient, and Preeminent Capabilities to the Warfighter and International Partners Quickly and Cost Effectively
The Department of Defense has awarded $5.6B on contract under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, and an additional $12.6B on contract to replace equipment drawn down from U.S. stocks.Continue Reading
Dr. Radha Iyengar Plumb was confirmed as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (DUSD(A&S)) in a Senate vote today.Continue Reading
As President Biden and Secretary Austin have said, “We are now in the early years of a decisive decade for America.”Continue Reading
Fostering a resilient and robust industrial base is a priority for the Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment community, said William A. LaPlante, undersecretary of defense for A&S, who spoke yesterday at a McAleese-sponsored event in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment
Provides oversight and policy direction to Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary of Defense (A&S)Website
Serves as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the USD A&S, Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF), and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)Website
Provide safe and resilient installations for the warfighter and their families.Website
Develops policies and provides advice to NCBDP related plans and programsWebsite
Provides detailed analyses and in-depth understanding of the increasingly global, commercial, and financially complex industrial supply chainWebsite
Serves under the authority and direction of both the Deputy Secretary of Defense (DepSecDef) and the USD(A&S)Website