Office of the Secretary of Defense

July 28, 2021
 

Valentine Sanders has been sworn in as director, Travel Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

December 3, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Service Provider, which supplies crucial information technology to the nation's top military leaders, such as Gen. Mark Milley, USA, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, is looking for industry innovation in network and communications capabilities. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Walker

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA's) Joint Service Provider, or JSP, is looking for industry help. The JSP is the information technology (IT) service provider supporting the highest authorities at the Department of Defense, including the Office of Secretary of Defense, all of the U.S. military department heads, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, and most of the other senior DOD leaders within the Pentagon and throughout the national capital region, explained Sajeel Ahmed, the JSP’s vice director at DISA. Over the next year, the JSP will be issuing industry solicitations for network hardware, cybersecurity solutions and communications technologies.

September 3, 2019
 

Mark T. Esper has been sworn in to serve as secretary of defense.

December 11, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Dawn M. Dunlop, USAF, has been assigned as director, special programs, and director, Department of Defense Special Access Program Central Office, Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

November 20, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. George W. Smith Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as senior military assistant to the secretary of defense.

October 10, 2017
 

Anthony G. DeMartino has been selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service and for assignment as the deputy chief of staff to the secretary of defense.

July 31, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Rank, USA, has been assigned as principal director to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

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.