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On behalf of the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense, we welcome you to Defense.gov, 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 http://www.defense.gov/.

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

10/09/2018 - 10:02 Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Meeting with Greek Defense Minister Panagiotis Kammenos
10/05/2018 - 13:06 Deputy Secretary of Defense delivers Defense Industrial Base Report to President Trump
10/05/2018 - 11:01 Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announces the following officer assignments:
10/04/2018 - 07:28 Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.
10/01/2018 - 09:08 New Defense.gov reforms DOD story-telling; improves user experience
09/28/2018 - 15:39 DOD begins fiscal year with funding for first time in 10 years
09/27/2018 - 15:29 Navy to Commission Submarine Indiana
09/24/2018 - 20:14 Defense Department Selects Scientists to Participate in LUCI Program
09/24/2018 - 12:08 Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson announced today the following assignments:
09/19/2018 - 22:48 Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Kansas City
09/06/2018 - 18:33 Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis participation at the India 2+2 Dialogue
08/28/2018 - 20:03 Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Meeting With Indonesia Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu
08/24/2018 - 11:13 Congress authorizes the War Department, a precursor of what is now the Department of Defense.
08/23/2018 - 13:34 MALD-X Project Completes Free Flight Demonstration
08/21/2018 - 14:19 Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley announces the following officer assignments:
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