Office of the Secretary of Defense

July 11, 2017

Amy K. Mitchell has been assigned as special assistant to the secretary of defense for protocol.

March 7, 2017

Rear Adm. Craig S. Faller, USN, will be assigned as senior military assistant to the secretary of defense, Washington, D.C.

February 1, 2017

Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy, USAF, has been assigned as deputy chief information officer, Command, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

July 25, 2016,

Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, USAF, has been assigned as principal deputy director of cost assessment and program evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  

March 30, 2016

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded $13,100,000 in a firm-fixed-price contract in order to obtain information technology operations front office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS supported organizations and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Additionally, similar support for the Office of General Counsel, the Defense Legal Services Agency, the Central Adjudication Facility and the Office of Military Commissions, may be obtained under this task order. Work performance will take place in the National Capital Region. The expected completion date is August 31, 2016.

December 7, 2015

Dr. Zachary M. Mears has been assigned as the deputy chief of staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.  

June 10, 2015

Maj. Gen. John N. T. Shanahan, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director for defense intelligence (warfighter support), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

June 1, 2015

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $25,392,979 task order to firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-11-D-0002-0008) to obtain information technology operations services for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS-supported organizations, and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Additionally, similar support for the Office of General Counsel, the Defense Legal Services Agency, the Central Adjudication Facility, and the Office of Military Commissions may be obtained under this contract. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia; and Alexandria, Virginia, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2016.

May 1, 2015

NetCentrics Corp., Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,259,670 modification (P00018) to firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-11-D-0002-0001) to obtain information technology operations back office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS-supported organizations, and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an expected completion date of April 30, 2017.

May 29, 2014

Rear Adm. Margaret "Peg" Klein, USN, has been named senior advisor for military professionalism, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and principal deputy director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as senior military assistant to the secretary of defense, Washington D.C.

April 20, 2012
By George Seffers

Powertek Corporation, Rockville, Maryland, is being awarded a $14,747,594 firm-fixed-price contract to provide information technology operations front office support for Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), WHS supported organizations, and Pentagon Force Protection Agency. WHS is the contracting activity.

July 21, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Jeremy B. Bash has been assigned special assistant to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, Immediate Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, USMC, has been appointed senior military assistant to the secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.