Defense Agencies

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DEFENSE AGENCIES

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1714

Phone, 703-526-6630. Internet, http://www.darpa.mil.

Director Anthony J. Tether

Deputy Director Robert Leheny

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a separately organized agency within Department of Defense and is under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics). The Agency serves as the central research and development organization of the Department of Defense with a primary responsibility to maintain U.S. technological superiority over potential adversaries. It pursues imaginative and innovative research and development projects and conducts demonstration projects that embody technology appropriate for joint programs, programs in support of deployed forces, or selected programs of the military departments. To this end, the Agency arranges, manages, and directs the performance of work connected with assigned advanced projects by the military departments, other Government agencies, individuals, private business entities, and educational or research institutions, as appropriate.

For further information, contact the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201-1714. Phone, 703-

526-6630. Internet, http://www.darpa.mil.

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Defense Business Transformation Agency

1851 South Bell Street, Room 1002, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22240

Phone, 703-607-3370. Internet, http://www.dod.mil/dbt and www.dod.mil/bta.

Co-Directors Paul A. Brinkley, Thomas B. Modly

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The Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA) was established on October 7, 2005. BTA is jointly managed by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management, while operating under the auspices of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Its mission is to guide the transformation of business operations throughout DOD and to deliver enterprise-level capabilities that align to

warfighter needs. BTA serves as a catalyst for and provides direct support to the greater business transformation effort across the DOD.

For further information, please contact the Defense Business Transformation Agency. Phone, 703-607-3370. Internet, http://www.dod.mil/dbt/contact.html

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Defense Commissary Agency

1300 ``E'' Avenue, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800

Phone, 804-734-8253. Internet, http://www.commissaries.com.

Director (vacancy)

Chief Executive Officer Patrick Nixon

Chief Operating Officer Scott Simpson

Director, Headquarters Operations Thomas Kinsey

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The Defense Commissary Agency was established in 1990 and is under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the operational supervision of the Commissary Operating Board. The Agency provides an efficient and effective worldwide system of commissaries that sell quality groceries and household supplies at low prices to members of the Armed Services community. This benefit satisfies customer demand for quality products and delivers exceptional savings while enhancing the military community's quality of life. This Agency supports the morale and peace of mind of deployed combat personnel, who know their families have secure and affordable access to American products. It works closely with its employees, customers, and civilian business partners to satisfy its customers and to promote the commissary benefit. The benefit fosters recruitment, retention, and readiness of skilled and trained personnel.

Sources of Information

Employment The following information is available on the Defense Commissary Agency's Web site at http://www.commissaries.com or by calling the

following telephone numbers: employment (703-603-1600); small business activities (804-734-8742/8529); contracting for resale items (804-734-

8884/8885); and contracting for operations support and equipment (804-

734-8165/8519). Also the publication ``A Business Guide for Marketing to the Defense Commissary Agency'' is available online by selecting ``About us/Business with DeCA/Marketing/Business Guide.''

For further information, contact the Defense Commissary Agency. Phone,

804-734-8253/8998 or 800-699-5063x48998. Internet, http://www.commissaries.com.

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Defense Contract Audit Agency

Suite 2135, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219

Phone, 703-767-3200. Internet, http://www.dcaa.mil.

Director William H. Reed

Deputy Director April G. Stephenson

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The Defense Contract Audit Agency was established in 1965 and is under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense

(Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer. The Agency performs all necessary contract audit functions for DOD and provides accounting and financial advisory services to all Defense components responsible for procurement and contract administration. These services are provided in connection with the negotiation, administration, and settlement of contracts and subcontracts. They include evaluating the acceptability of costs claimed or proposed by contractors and reviewing the efficiency and economy of contractor operations. Other Government agencies may request the Agency's services under appropriate arrangements.

The Agency manages its operations through 5 regional offices responsible for approximately 81 field audit offices throughout the United States and overseas. Each region is responsible for the contract auditing function in its assigned area.

Regional Offices--Defense Contract Audit Agency

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Region Address Director Telephone

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Central...................... 6321 E. Campus Circle, Francis P. Summers, Jr............ 972-753-2513

Irving, TX 75063-2742.

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