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Department of Defense


NUMBER 5134.13

May 25, 2000


SUBJECT:  Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (DUSD(A&T))

References: (a)  Title 10, United States Code

(b)  DoD Directive 5134.6, "Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (PDUSD(A&T))," September 17, 1999 (hereby canceled)

(c)  DoD Directive 5530.3, "International Agreements," June 11, 1987

(d)  Executive Order 13101, "Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition," September 14, 1998

(e)  DoD 5025.1-M, "DoD Directives System Procedures," August 1994

(f)  DoD Directive 8910.1, "Management and Control of Information Requirements," June 11, 1993


Pursuant to the authorities provided in reference (a) this Directive establishes the position of DUSD(A&T) with the responsibilities, functions, relationships, and authorities, as prescribed herein, and cancels reference (b).


This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components").


3.1.  The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology shall serve as the principal staff advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, (USD(AT&L)) and the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for acquisition and technology matters.  In this capacity, the DUSD(A&T) shall:

3.1.1.  Oversee policies and procedures governing the DoD Acquisition System.

3.1.2.  Coordinate, as appropriate, policies for developmental test and evaluation with the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation.

3.1.3.  Oversee programs to improve and strengthen DoD Component technology access and development programs and encourage open market competition to gain increased military capabilities at lower cost, with streamlined fielding times.

3.1.4.  Oversee the development of agreements with friendly and Allied Nations and international organizations relating to acquisition matters in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, in accordance with reference (c) and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.

3.1.5.  Oversee the policies for property, plant, and equipment of the Department of Defense and its plans for property accountability systems.

3.1.6.  Oversee policies and procedures for the management of DoD environmental security.

3.1.7.  Oversee the development, implementation, and management of the Defense Procurement program.

3.1.8.  Ensure compliance with applicable law and DoD regulations relating to Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

3.1.9.  Participate in the DoD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System with respect to assigned areas of responsibilities.

3.1.10.  Serve as the Department of Defense Agency Environmental Executive in accordance with reference (d).

3.2.  The DUSD(A&T) shall serve also as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) (PDUSD(AT&L)).


4.1.  In the performance of assigned responsibilities and functions, the DUSD(A&T) shall:

4.1.1.  Exercise authority, direction, and control over:  The Director, Defense Contract Management Agency.  The Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.  The Director, Office of Economic Adjustment.  The President, Defense Acquisition University.

4.1.2.  Coordinate and exchange information with officials of the DoD Components having collateral or related functions.

4.1.3.  Use existing systems, facilities, and services of the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies, whenever practicable, to achieve maximum efficiency.

4.2.  Other OSD officials and the Heads of the DoD Components shall coordinate with the DUSD(A&T) on all matters related to the authorities, responsibilities, and functions assigned in this Directive.


5.1.  The DUSD(A&T) is hereby delegated authority to:

5.1.1.  Issue DoD Instructions, DoD Publications, and one-time directive-type memoranda, consistent with DoD 5025.1-M (reference (e)), that implement acquisition and technology policies and procedures for the functions assigned to the DUSD(A&T).  Instructions to the Military Departments shall be issued through the Secretaries of the Military Departments.  Instructions to the Combatant Commands shall be communicated through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

5.1.2.  Obtain reports, information, advice, and assistance, consistent with DoD Directive 8910.1 (reference (f)), as necessary in carrying out assigned functions.

5.1.3.  Communicate directly with the Heads of the DoD Components.  Communications to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands shall be through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

5.1.4.  Establish arrangements for DoD participation in non-Defense governmental programs for which the DUSD(A&T) is assigned primary staff cognizance.

5.1.5.  Communicate with other Government Agencies, representatives of the Legislative Branch, and members of the public, as appropriate, in carrying out assigned functions.


This Directive is effective immediately.

Signed by: Rudy de Leon, Deputy Secretary of Defense