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, 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, www.darpa.mil.

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Defense Commissary Agency

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

Phone, 804-734-8253. Internet, www.commissaries.com.

Director (vacancy)

Chief Executive Officer Patrick Nixon

Chief Operating Officer Scott Simpson

Chief Support Officer Ed Jones

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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. 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 www.commissaries.com or by calling the following telephone numbers listed below: employment (703-603-1600); small business activities (804-734-8521/8824/8742); contracting for resale items (804-734-8844/8885); and contracting for operations support and equipment (804-734-8527). Also the publication ``A Business Guide for Marketing to the Defense Commissary Agency'' is available at the Web site, by selecting ``About us/Business with DeCA/Marketing.''

For further information, contact the Defense Commissary Agency at 804-

734-8253, or 800-699-5063, ext. 48253. Internet, 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, www.dcaa.mil.

Director William H. Reed

Deputy Director Michael J. Thibault

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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.

Eastern...................... Suite 300, 2400 Lake Park Mike Steen........................ 770-319-4400

Dr., Smyrna, GA 30080-7644.

Mid-Atlantic................. Suite 1000, 615 Chestnut St., Barbara C. Reilly................. 215-597-7451

Philadelphia, PA 19106-4498.

Northeastern................. Suite 300, 59 Composite Way, Edward Nelson..................... 978-551-9715

Lowell, MA 01851-5150.

Western...................... Suite 300, 16700 Valley View William R. Serafine............... 714-228-7001

Ave., La Mirada, CA 90638-

5830.

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For further information, contact the Executive Officer, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Suite 2135, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA

22060-6219. Phone, 703-767-3265. Internet, www.dcaa.mil.

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