Defense Agencies




Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1714

Phone, 703-526-6630. Internet,

Director Anthony J. Tether

Deputy Director (vacancy)


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,


Defense Commissary Agency

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

Phone, 804-734-8253. Internet,

Director Maj. Gen. Michael P. Wiedemer, USAF

Deputy Director Patrick Nixon

Chief of Staff Laura R. Harrell


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 is responsible for providing an

efficient and effective worldwide system of commissaries for selling groceries and household supplies at low prices to members of the military services, their families, and other authorized patrons, while maintaining high standards of quality, facilities, products, and service.

Sources of Information

Employment General employment inquiries should be addressed to the Human Resources Operations Division, Defense Commissary Agency, 5001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22333-0001. Phone, 703-504-6207.

Procurement and Small Business Activities For information, contact the Director of Acquisition, Defense Commissary Agency, 1300 ``E'' Avenue, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800. Phone, 804-734-8529.

Publication A Business Guide for Marketing to the Defense Commissary Agency is available free of charge from the Director of Acquisition (see address above).

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

734-8253, or 800-669-5063, ext. 48253 (toll free). Internet,


Defense Contract Audit Agency

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

Phone, 703-767-3200. Internet,

Director William H. Reed

Deputy Director Michael J. Thibault


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


Region Address Director Telephone


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

Irving, TX 75063-2742.

Eastern...................... Suite 300, 2400 Lake Park Richard R. Buhre.................. 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, Dave Dzivak....................... 978-551-9715

Lowell, MA 01851-5150.

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

Ave., La Mirada, CA 90638-



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,


Defense Contract Management Agency

6350 Walker Lane...

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