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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

Mr. Derek “Dirk” Maurer 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, and force protection policies and programs. DC&MA develops policies and guidance, providing oversight and leadership support to assure the Department can execute its core functions, even in the face of emerging asymmetric military threats and severe natural hazards to military personnel, installations, networks, and their supporting critical infrastructure. DC&MA policy oversight supports the Secretary of Defense and other senior leaders to integrate a broad range of threat- and component-specific programs, and helps build and maintain effective partnerships with other Federal Departments and the private sector to strengthen the resilience of defense critical infrastructure essential to military 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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