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TITLE:  DoD Directive 5136.12, "TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)", 05/31/2001

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense under reference (a) this Directive establishes
the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) with the mission, organization, responsibilities, functions, relationships,
and authorities as described herein. The TMA replaces the Defense Medical Programs Activity (reference (b)),
and the TRICARE Support Office (TSO) (reference (c)), which are hereby disestablished. All references in DoD Directive 5136.1 (reference (d)) or any other DoD issuance (except the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
Supplement (DFARS)) (reference (e)) to active functions or authorities of the "Office of CHAMPUS" or
"OCHAMPUS" shall be understood to be references to functions and authorities of the TMA (successor to TSO,
which was previously known as the Office of CHAMPUS). All references in the DFARS to active functions or
authorities of the "Office of CHAMPUS" shall be understood to be references to the functions and authorities of
the TMA Directorate of Acquisition Management and Support.

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