Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security

The mission of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security is to develop policy guidance; provide astute policy advice; and oversee planning, capability development, and operational implementation to assure warfighting and national security advantages in the mission areas of: Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction; Cyber; Space; Defense Continuity; Mission Assurance; Defense Support of Civil Authorities; and supervises Homeland Defense activities of the Department of Defense.
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Performing the Duties Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

Peter Verga, is performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security. Additionally, Mr. Verga is Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for Compartmented Activities. Previously Mr. Verga was Defense Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Prior to that he was the Chief of Staff and Senior Career Official for the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy responsible for oversight of security cooperation policy implementation and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, technology security policy and the Defense Technology Security Administration, detainee policy, missing persons and prisoners of war issues and the Defense Prisoner of War-Missing Persons Office. Mr. Verga also oversaw the management and day-to-day operations of the Policy organization.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, DCMA

Charles P. Kosak currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Defense Continuity and Mission Assurance (DASD DC&MA) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSDP). As DASD DC&MA, he oversees the Department’s continuity, mission assurance, domestic counter-terrorism, information-sharing and global anti-terrorism policies and programs. DC&MA develops plans, policies, and leadership support initiatives to assure the Department can execute its core functions, even in the face of asymmetric military threats and severe natural hazards to defense installations and infrastructure.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, HDI& DSCA

Robert Salesses, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA), Mr. Salesses is responsible for the development, coordination, and oversight of the integration and implementation of plans and policy for defense support of civil authorities, programs, and budgets within the DoD Components, and homeland security - related interagency relationships.

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Cyber Policy

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, CWMD

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Contact Information
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America's Security Affairs
2600 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301

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