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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Defense Continuity and Mission Assurance

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. DC&MA also strengthens such oversight by helping the Secretary of Defense and other senior leaders integrate a broad range of threat- and component-specific programs, and by building effective partnerships with other Federal Departments and the private sector to build the resilience of external infrastructure essential to defense operations.

Leadership

Derek MaurerDerek Maurer

Derek Maurer currently serves as the Acting 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. DC&MA also strengthens such oversight by helping the Secretary of Defense and other senior leaders integrate a broad range of threat- and component-specific programs, and by building effective partnerships with other Federal Departments and the private sector to build the resilience of external infrastructure essential to defense operations. 

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Contact Information

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Defense Continuity and Mission Assurance
2900 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301
(571) 256-8350
(571) 256-8351

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