Department of Defense

Department of Defense

noun
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with ensuring that the military capacity of the U.S. is adequate to safeguard the national security. Abbreviation: DOD
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Department of Defense (DOD)

A department of the federal executive branch entrusted with formulating military policies and maintaining American military forces. Its top official is the civilian secretary of defense. It is headquartered in the Pentagon.

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Department of Defense definition

body
(DoD) The US military body responsible for sponsoring many software engineering standards.
(1996-05-29)

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