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Office of the Secretary of Defense


Contact Information

Directorate for Public Inquiry and Analysis - Public Affairs
Room 3A750 - The Pentagon
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400

703-697-5737 (Voice)
703-693-0436 (FAX)

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Abstract

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy adviser to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all matters of direct concern to the DoD, and for the execution of approved policy. Under the direction of the President, the Secretary exercises authority, direction and control over the Department of Defense.

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Date Entered: 12/1/1997
Date Edited: 5/28/2014
Date Revised: 11/7/2007 12:51:06 PM
Health Referral Number: HR2731
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