OUSD A&S Mission & Priorities

Three priorities our implementation of the National Defense Strategy

Acquisition & Sustainment Mission

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


  • 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

Deliver Integrated Capabilities at Speed and Scale

Protect and Sustain the Force

  • 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
  • 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

Foster a Resilient and Robust Industrial Base