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U.S. Department of Defense

A department in the United States charged with supervising the military and conducting war. It oversees military training and education and advises the president on military policy. It was established in 1947, but traces its origins to the Department of War and the Department of the Navy, both created in the late 1700s.
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MHPCC provides DoD, government, private industry, and academic users with access to leading edge, high performance technology.
If the support is provided on a reimbursable basis, the customer, whether foreign or domestic, is responsible for reimbursing the DoD for costs incurred.
It would not only develop, demonstrate and advance the technology needed for efficient, high-production output of state-of-the-art devices, but also provide facilities to actually produce selected devices that DOD most needs.
The high levels of supplemental DOD budgets used to fund operations in the war on terror continue to support defense sector financial performance.
DoD and the Office of Personnel Management have partnered to create the NSPS, a personnel management process that eventually will apply to more than 650,000 DoD civilian employees.
The customer merely applies RFID Expediter labels to cases and pallets being shipped to the DoD.
Finalizes the interim rule published on May 24, 2005 (DFARS Change Notice 20050524), requiring DoD activities to comply with review and approval requirements when acquiring supplies or services through the use of non-DoD contracts in amounts exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.
The forum, with about a dozen university members, advises DOD on issues affecting the Pentagon's ties with universities (SN: 3/27/82, p.
With our expanded set of Metis client tools for DoDAF, we provide rich EA support for IT and business decision makers in the DoD as they fulfill their missions to support and properly arm and enable warfighters," said Pat Motola, president of Troux Technologies.
Defense Acquisitions: DoD Wastes Billions of Dollars through Poorly Structured Incentives, GAO-06-409T, April 5, 2006
Earlier this month, Defense Department reviewers, responsible for ensuring that researchers working under DOD contracts don't inadvertently reveal classified information, discovered that 43 scheduled papers reported technical data that would, in their view, threaten national security if disclosed at an open meeting.
Drawing on a combined 30 years of DoD experience, the ruggedized reader system includes additional functionality and is lighter, smaller and more robust than previous generations of similar devices.