Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics

Ashton B. Carter Secretary of Defense
Retired General James N. Mattis - President Elect Donald Trump's Nominee for Secretary of Defense

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics - USD(AT&L)
Frank Kendall  -  Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L). - Biography.
In this capacity, Mr Kendall is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to acquisition; research and engineering; developmental testing; contract administration; logistics and material readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base.
He is the leader of the Department of Defense’s efforts to increase the Department’s buying power and improve the performance of the defense acquisition enterprise.

Alan Estevez - Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) - Biography.
As the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Mr. Estevez develops and implements strategies, policies, and programs that increase the Department’s war-fighting capabilities, management efficiency, and buying power in support of the War-fighter. Mr. Estevez supports the Under Secretary of Defense in all matters related to acquisition; logistics and material readiness; research and engineering; nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons; operational energy; installations and environment; and the defense industrial base.

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As legislated by Congress, the primary responsibilities of the USD(AT&L)
Include:

Supervising Department of Defense acquisition

Establishing policies for acquisition (including procurement of goods and services, research and development, developmental testing, and contract administration) for all elements of the Department of Defense

Establishing policies for logistics, maintenance, and sustainment support for all elements of the Department of Defense

Establishing policies of the Department of Defense for maintenance of the defense industrial base of the United States.

In addition to performing the above functions, the USD(AT&L) has oversight responsibility for: military installations and their environment; operational energy plans and programs; major weapon systems; missile defense programs; space and intelligence programs; and nuclear and chemical and biological defense programs, including Nunn-Lugar programs and the nuclear forces.

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