The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OASD(A)) provides oversight and policy direction to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) on matters relating to DoD's acquisition system.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space, Strategic, and Intelligence Systems (SSI) is the focal point for all Department of Defense (DoD) space, strategic, and intelligence systems acquisition oversight and related activities.
As the central office for major defense authorization performance assessment, root cause analysis, and earned value management (EVM), PARCA issues policies, procedures and guidance governing the conduct of such work by the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Communications, Command and Control, and Cyber (C3 & Cyber) provides the leadership for functional and acquisition oversight of all critical war fighting communications, command and control, and cyberspace capabilities in the Department of Defense (DoD). Additionally, the office performs the responsibilities of the Principal Staff Assistant for non-intelligence space systems supporting the DoD leadership.
Joint Operations Support (JOS) pursues the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) goals for fielding relevant and responsive war-fighter capabilities by promoting identification and validation of critical military needs, facilitating interaction with end-user customers of war-fighting capabilities at major joint commands, and by efficiently managing defense program-budget processes and resource execution for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Acquisition (ASD(A)).
The Defense Acquisition University provide a full range of basic, intermediate, and advanced certification training, assignment-specific training, applied research, and continuous learning opportunities for members of the defense acquisition workforce.
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (NCB) develops policies, provides advice, and makes recommendations on nuclear weapons; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) medical and non-medical defense; safety, surety, security, and safe destruction of the current chemical weapons stockpile; nuclear, chemical, and biological arms control activities; and related plans and programs.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Treaties and Threat Reduction DASD(T&TR) provides acquisition and implementation oversight of cooperative threat reduction and chemical demilitarization programs; ensures compliance with nuclear, biological, and chemical treaties; and builds global partner capacity to counter weapons of mass destruction.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (DASD(NM)) fulfills the nuclear and radiological roles, responsibilities, and functions for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (ASD(NCB)).
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DASD(CB)) provides a focal point for funding, research development and acquisition, integration, and oversight for chemical-biological defense issues.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is the Department of Defense's official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. DTRA's programs include basic science research and development, operational support to war-fighters on the front line, and an in-house WMD think tank that aims to anticipate and mitigate future threats long before they have a chance to harm the United States and our allies.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (R&E) provides thought leadership for the Department's near-, mid- and far-term research and engineering efforts to develop the technical capabilities to support the Secretary of Defense's goals and priorities.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research has policy and oversight responsibility for DoD programs in basic research, applied research, advanced development, and advanced components and prototypes. The purview of the Research Directorate includes the DoD laboratories, the science and engineering workforce, and efforts for stimulating science, engineering and mathematics education.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering (SE)is the focal point for all policy, practice, and procedural matters relating to Department of Defense Systems Engineering and its key elements to include technical risk management, software engineering, manufacturing and production, quality, standardization, and related disciplines.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Fielding is responsible for policy, oversight and initiation of discovery, development, and delivery of advanced technology concepts, demonstrations and prototypes for improved military capabilities to counter unconventional and time-sensitive threats.
On April 1, 2011, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics directed the DASD(DT&E) to concurrently serve as the Director, TRMC. Since then, these two organizations have been transforming into a world-class team of professionals focused on improving DT&E planning and execution, building the professional workforce, maintaining state-of-the-art T&E facilities, and providing data-driven support to the DoD Components. The DT&E team is dedicated to improving acquisition outcomes and advocacy of the T&E Workforce.
DARPA is the research and development office for the U.S. Department of Defense. DARPA's mission is to maintain technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise from harming our national security.
DTIC is the central source within the Department of Defense for acquiring, storing, retrieving and disseminating scientific and technical information to support the management and conduct of DoD research, development, engineering and studies programs.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness (OASD(L&MR)) prescribes policies and procedures for the conduct of logistics, maintenance, material readiness, strategic mobility, and sustainment support, to include, supply, maintenance, and transportation.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy is responsible for establishing policies and providing guidance to Department of Defense (DoD) Components for efficient and effective use of government and commercial transportation resources.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Material Readiness advises and assists the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics & Material Readiness in establishing policies, procedures and implementing actions to integrate acquisition and sustainment processes into a Life Cycle Management framework to optimize weapon system Material Readiness.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs (ADUSD(MPP)) develops policies and procedures for maintenance support of major weapon systems and military equipment.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program Support advises Department of Defense leadership on policy and program support to the combatant commands (less TRANSCOM).
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration (DASD(SCI)) is responsible for the development and direction of the Defense-wide Supply Chain Integration functions.
The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.
The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment provides management and oversight of military installations worldwide and manages environmental, safety, and occupational health programs for the Department.
The Basing Directorate oversees basing initiatives and real property management for the Department of Defense worldwide. Besides managing joint basing activities, real estate, and realignment initiatives, the Directorate has specific responsibility for program management and implementation issues concerning the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program.
Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) is responsible for identifying and managing risks associated with the Department's use of chemicals and materials; developing life-cycle environment, safety, and health considerations into the DoD acquisition process, and pursuing the sustainable use of chemical and materials.
Facilities Investment & Management (FIM) works to ensure that the Department delivers cost-effective, safe, and environmentally sound capabilities to military facilities worldwide.
Installation Energy (IE) is responsible for managing energy consumption for over 545,000 military facilities across the globe.
Operational Energy (OE) is defined in statute as the "energy required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations," and includes energy used by ships, aircraft, combat vehicles, and tactical power generators.
The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) is the primary office of the Department of Defense with responsibility for providing adjustment assistance to communities, regions and States adversely impacted by significant Defense program changes.
Business Systems & Information (BSI) leads business process re-engineering within the Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E) business areas; develops IT information, data, and technical standards to enable life-cycle Real Property, EI&E, Safety and Occupational Health management; oversees IT investment for all EI&E systems to ensure compliant, cost-effective, and integrated solutions; and provides policy and guidance to geospatially enable the business mission.
The DoD Siting Clearinghouse coordinates the efforts of all Department of Defense (DoD) Components in their official assessments of energy generation and transmission projects for impacts on the DoD mission. Its purpose is to coordinate and oversee the review of project applications filed with the Secretary of Transportation. The Clearinghouse serves as an entry point for industry and other Federal, State, Tribal and local entities that wish to engage DoD in the mission compatibility evaluation process.
The Human Capital Initiatives Directorate is responsible for executing all workforce responsibilities identified in DoD Directive 5000.52 to include department-wide DoD AT&L workforce strategic planning, policy, and programs.
The Office of the Director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA) integrates the diverse aspects of Defense acquisition into a balanced and coherent program that supports the National Strategy and makes the most effective use of resources provided.
The Office of the Director for International Cooperation supports the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) in all aspects of international cooperation, develops policy for international cooperative armaments programs, and provides the Under Secretary a single, integrated picture of international cooperative activities.
The Special Programs Directorate manages the DoD Special Access Program (SAP) management and control structures.
The Small Business Programs Directorate advises the Secretary of Defense on all matters related to small business and is committed to maximizing the contributions of small business in DoD acquisitions. The Directorate provides leadership and governance to the Military Departments and Defense Agencies to meet the needs of the nation's war-fighters, creating opportunities for small businesses while ensuring each tax dollar is spent responsibly.
The Directorate for Administration serves as the central focal point for all Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology & Logistics civilian and military personnel programs, organizational management, space, facilities, supply management, security, information management, travel, O&M budgeting, and training.
The Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy (DPAP) Directorate is responsible for all acquisition and procurement policy matters in the Department of Defense (DoD). The DPAP office serves as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) and the Defense Acquisition Board on acquisition/procurement strategies for all major weapon systems programs, major automated information systems programs, and services acquisitions.
The Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell provides a single point of contact in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for tracking the timeliness of immediate war-fighter need actions for the senior leadership and facilitating coordination with other government agencies.
The Defense Science Board provides the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and, as requested, other Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Principal Staff Assistants, the Secretaries of the Military Departments, the Commanders of the Combatant Commands, independent advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, manufacturing, acquisition process, and other matters of special interest to the Department of Defense.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy is responsible for ensuring that DoD policies, procedures, and actions: (1) stimulate and support vigorous competition and innovation in the industrial base supporting defense; and (2) establish and sustain cost-effective industrial and technological capabilities that assure military readiness and superiority.
The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) mission is to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.