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Encyclopedia > United States Office of the Secretary of Defense

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is part of the U.S. Department of Defense and includes the entire staff of the Secretary of Defense. The vast organization includes is a Deputy Secretary and five Under Secretaries in the fields of Acquisition, Technology & Logistics; Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer; Intelligence; Personnel & Readiness; and arguably the most important, Policy. All of these positions require U.S. Senate confirmation, and each has its own large staff. The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The Undersecretary of Defense for Policy is the title of a high-level civilian official in the United States Department of Defense. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...


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