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)
Alan Estevez -
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) -
As legislated by Congress, the primary responsibilities of the USD(AT&L)
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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