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  United States Department of Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Establishment had the unfortunate abbreviation 'NME' (the obvious pronunciation being "enemy"), and was renamed the "Department of Defense" (abbreviated as DOD or DoD) on August 10, 1949; in addition, the secretary was given greater authority over the military departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
The Department of Defense is based in The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia outside Washington, DC, across the Potomac River.
The command structure of the Department of Defense is defined by the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Defense   (808 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Defense, United States Department of @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DEFENSE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF [Defense, United States Department of] executive department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and military affairs.
Under the Secretary of Defense is the Joint Chiefs of Staff made up of its chairperson, a senior military officer, the heads of the three main services, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
It was generally agreed that the department revealed a capability to react quickly to crisis, but there was criticism that too much reliance had been placed on strategic air forces and nuclear weapons to the neglect of conventional military forces.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:Defense&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (539 words)

  
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It will deprive the United States of reimbursement for the many hours of employees' time consumed in searching for documents in response to each of the FOIA requests filed and yet to be filed by respondent and others similarly situated.
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United States Department of Justice, 745 F.2d 1476, 1497 (D.C. Cir.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1989/sg890288.txt   (5447 words)

  
 Defense, United States Department of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Contracts from the United States Department of Defense.
House of Lords unanimously holds that United States may claim state immunity under English common law in defamation suit by American civilian instructor against American civilian employed by U.S. Defense Department to oversee education of U.S. military in England arising from his adverse report on her teaching performance.
2003 appropriations for the Defense Department to the subcommittee.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/D/Defense.asp   (1147 words)

  
 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Department of Defense, Army and Air Force Exchange Serv., Dallas, Tex., 37 F.L.R.A. 930 (1990); Department of Navy, 37 F.L.R.A. A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted enforcement of the Authority's orders.
Department of Defense, Army and Air Force Exchange Serv., 984 F.2d 370, 373 (CA10 1993); Department of Veterans Affairs, supra, at 507-508.
Department of Navy, 966 F.2d 747, 759 (CA3 1992) (en banc) ("minimal" interest); Department of Veterans Affairs, supra, at 510 ("general privacy interest" in preventing dissemination of home address); Department of Treasury, supra, at 1453 ("significant" interest).
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Secretary of Defense
The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and military matters.
The Secretary of Defense is sixth in the United States presidential line of succession.
In 1949, the National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense, which remains the current name of the department.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Defense   (291 words)

  
 Department of Defense - dKosopedia
The Department of Defense controls the United States armed forces and is headquartered at The Pentagon.
The Department of Defense is an global organization possessing the most advanced weapons and electronic espionage systems in the world.
United States Department of Defense in the Wiki BrainyEncyclopedia.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Department_of_Defense   (567 words)

  
 Defense, United States Department of: History
News transcript from the United States Department of Defense.
News Transcript from the United States Department of Defense; DoD News Briefing, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
News transcript from the United States Department of Defense; News Briefing - Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0857709.html   (352 words)

  
 United States Department of Defense - SourceWatch
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is headed by Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
The War Department was established in 1789, and was the precursor to what is now the Department of Defense.
The War Department was converted to the Department of the Army.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=United_States_Department_of_Defense   (336 words)

  
 Key Issues: Missile Defense: Issues: 2000 United States Department of Defense Strategy Report for Europe and NATO ...
As part of broader efforts to enhance the security of the United States, Allied and coalition forces against ballistic missile strikes and to complement our counterproliferation strategy, the United States is pursuing opportunities for TMD cooperation with NATO Partners.
The objectives of United States cooperative efforts are to provide effective missile defense for coalition forces in both Article 5 and non-Article 5 operations against short to medium range missiles.
Thus, the United States is developing a NMD system that would protect all 50 states from a limited attack of a few to a few tens of warheads.
www.nuclearfiles.org /menu/key-issues/missile-defense/history/us-dod-strategy-report.htm   (916 words)

  
 ASEE - National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship - Home
The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers.
The prevailing goal is to provide the United States with talented, doctorally trained American men and women who will lead state of the art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national defense requirements.
The Department of Defense and its contractors are committed to providing equal educational opportunity.
www.asee.org /ndseg   (418 words)

  
 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Before this Court is Defendant United States Department of Defense's Motion to Dismiss, filed on July 28, 2000.
Plaintiff William Franklin Hupka was employed as an auditor by the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Contract Audit Agency ("DCAA") from July 31, 1983 until his termination on January 17, 1997.
in which civil action the head of the department, agency, or unit, as appropriate, shall be the defendant.
www.michbar.org /opinions/district/2001/031301/9775.html   (3000 words)

  
 NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States also continues to work with each of the countries individually to investigate MIA cases and excavate loss sites in an effort to recover, identify and return to the families in the United States the remains of missing Americans.
Special emphasis will be placed on the United States government’s highest priority cases, those involving servicemen last known to be alive (LKA) at the time of their incident of loss.
These include agreements between the United States and Vietnam, and the United States and Laos on initiatives to improve access to each country’s archival holdings, along with renewed access for investigations and recoveries in previously denied areas of the Central Highlands in Vietnam.
www.vva.org /committee/pow_mia/DoD/DoD_8_2_04.htm   (448 words)

  
 Department of Defense, United States - All by Source - Library - National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of ...
Department of Defense Plan for Integrating National Guard and Reserve Component Support for Response to Attacks Using Weapons of Mass Destruction.
October 7, 2001: Statement of the Secretary of Defense.
This fact sheet from the Department of Defense, revised June 14, 2002, is a "partial list of military contributions to the war on terrorism from some of the countries that have lent their support."
www.mipt.org /Source.asp?id=87   (669 words)

  
 Office of the Special Assistant for the Gulf War Illnesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The study concluded that the overall rate of death was similar for veterans whose units may have been exposed to very low levels of chemical agent as they were for veterans who were not.
Study authors state in the report that "neither sarin nor cyclosarin are known carcinogens" and neither have been shown to cause cancer, including studies done on laboratory animals.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing to conduct death rate studies of all Gulf War veterans.
www.gulflink.osd.mil   (351 words)

  
 United States Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
Thomas F. Gimble, Acting Inspector General, Department of Defense (DoD), testified before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations House Committee on Government Reform on National Security Whistleblower Protection.
January 26, 2006 – Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England presented Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General Gene Reardon with the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England was the keynote speaker at the event.
www.dodig.osd.mil   (459 words)

  
 Counterterrorism Office
The United States will use every appropriate resource to gain the safe return of American citizens who are held hostage.
The Department of State has numerous programs and initiatives underway to prevent, halt, deter, or combat terrorist efforts to acquire or use weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems or related materials, and advanced conventional weaponry.
The State Department announced the designation of Sajid Badat as a foreign terrorist whose activity threatens the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the U.S. Federal Register
www.state.gov /s/ct   (347 words)

  
 NEWS TRANSCRIPT from the United States Department of Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
United States has done a variety of different things.
United States to Kuwait, and it will eventually move into Iraq.
States is not going to impose a government on Iraq.
myweb.ecomplanet.com /COBW6035/Briefingmyersrumsfeldapril7.htm   (4415 words)

  
 U.S. Department of Defense Official Website - 02/27/2006 - Edition 2
Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D.
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2006 – Having the Defense Department's two-day National African American History Month observance at Huston-Tillotson University here was an eye-opener for faculty and students, the university's president said.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2006 – Advocates of the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program agreed at an organizational summit held Feb. 17 in New York City that supporting U.S. troops who are defending America is a cause all citizens can identify.
www.defenselink.mil   (503 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Department of Defense
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is by law the highest ranking military officer in the United States (with the notable exception of the President of the United States).
The greatest leap in military technology will be the 200-billion dollar Global Information Grid, a global high-speed network connecting all forces.
The future nervous system of the entire Department of Defense.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Department_of_Defense   (875 words)

  
 FindLaw: Federal Resources: Executive Agencies: Department of Defense
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Performs all contract audits for the Department of Defense, and provids accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all Department Components responsible for procurement and contract administration.
United States Pacific Command A source of information about U.S. Armed Forces stationed at locations from the west coast of the U.S. to the eastern shores of Africa and between the North and South Poles.
United States Southern Command Provides strategic and operational command control of assigned U.S. land, sea and air forces for the Carribean, Central and South America.
www.findlaw.com /10fedgov/exagencies/defense   (963 words)

  
 NHRC Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is challenged with monitoring and protecting the health of all of its service members and their families.
Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: Annual Report on Birth Defects Among Infants Born to US Military Families, January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000.
Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: Annual Report on Birth Defects Among Infants Born to US Military Families, January 1, 1999 Through December 31, 1999.
www.nhrc.navy.mil /rsch/code25/projects/birthdefects.htm   (2679 words)

  
 United States Department of Defense Case Study | eds.com
United States Department of Defense Case Study
The Department of Defense (DoD) wanted to provide critical information assurance functions for its logical (computer) and physical assets, improve business processes and enhance quality of life for its 4 million employees worldwide via chip-based smart cards.
United States Department of Defense Case Study PDF, 124K
www.eds.com /services/casestudies/dod_smartcard.aspx   (482 words)

  
 BioSpace News for United States Department of Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This order was issued from the recently awarded contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, announced yesterday.
Specifically, the collaboration will focus on developing a nasal vaccine to prevent plague pneumonia, the most highly infectious and most lethal form of the disease resulting from inhalation of plague organisms.
The programs will be conducted by The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Emory University.
www.acor.org /drugs/pipeline/companies/news/old/435415.news.orig   (740 words)

  
 United States Department of Defense - Careers, Jobs and Hiring Information: Vault.com.
United States Department of Defense - Careers, Jobs and Hiring Information: Vault.com.
Defense Department insiders say work at the Pentagon "still offers great benefits and a sense of service to the country." Comments one enthusiastic source, "The work is very exciting and the people here are very intelligent." Another informant notes, "In general, the government treats women and minorities well.
One source notes that employees of the DOD tend to be "quite friendly and generous." That insider adds that "in a time of crisis or emergency, my fellow employ......
www.vault.com /company/UnitedStatesDepartmentofDefense.html   (148 words)

  
 T-Zero Publishing Build 10 - War on Iraq: United States Department of Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The end is going to be the end of a regime that threatens the United States and that terrorizes its own people.
There are Iraqi units that are deserting, there are Iraqi units that are surrendering, but there are also bitter enders who seem to want to die.
The United States now controls the area that those came from.
www.iwaynet.net /~tzeropublishing/mideast/iraq/03232003f.shtml   (1498 words)

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