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On behalf of the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense, we welcome you to, the official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online. The home page for this site is located at

The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy advisor to the President. Under the direction of the President, the Secretary exercises authority, direction, and control over the Department of Defense. The Deputy Secretary, the second-highest ranking official in the DoD, is delegated full power and authority to act for the Secretary and to exercise the powers of the Secretary on any and all matters for which the Secretary is authorized to act.

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation.

US Defense press release, blog etc

08/15/2018 - 22:34 DoD Announces Award to Reform its Travel System
08/15/2018 - 00:02 Readout of Secretary Mattis Meeting with Argentina Minister of Defense Oscar Aguad and Chief of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Bari del Valle Sosa
08/13/2018 - 15:58 Military OneSource Is Now Available to Veterans and their Families for a Full Year After Separating from the Military
08/09/2018 - 13:44 Secretary Mattis travels to South America
08/07/2018 - 13:29 DoD Announces Five DESI Awards for University-Industry Collaborations
07/26/2018 - 13:32 Contract Milestone Brings Enterprise Cloud Solution One Step Closer to Warfighter
07/12/2018 - 06:39 Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill
06/27/2018 - 07:50 US and Lebanon Hold Joint Military Commission Meeting
06/26/2018 - 14:16 Recipients of SecDef Employer Support Freedom Award Named
06/25/2018 - 16:16 New CIO to Lead DoD Cloud Initiative
06/20/2018 - 20:25 DoD Announces Enterprise Management of Community Services Task Force Director
06/18/2018 - 20:02 DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
06/13/2018 - 16:18 Defense Department Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
06/02/2018 - 10:09 Readout of Secretary Mattis Meeting with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana
06/01/2018 - 08:10 Readout from Bilateral Engagement with Indonesian Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu
06/01/2018 - 07:59 Readout of Bilateral Meeting with Japan Defense Minister
06/01/2018 - 07:48 Readout of Secretary Mattis' Meeting with Southeast Asian Counterparts
06/01/2018 - 07:38 Readout of Secretary Mattis' Meeting with Vietnam Minister of National Defense Ngo Xuan Lich