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The [[United States]] '''Department of Defense''' (DoD) is the government department in charge of managing matters involving military operations and national security. It was formerly known as the War Department.  The current [[Secretary of Defense]] is [[Robert Gates]].  
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The '''[[United States]] Department of Defense''' (DoD) is the government department in charge of managing matters involving military operations and national security. It was formerly known as the War Department.  The current [[Secretary of Defense]] is [[Robert Gates]].  
  
 
The DoD has developed significant technology that has been re-purposed for civilian use, such as the modern [[digital computer]], the [[Internet]], and the [[Global Positioning System]].
 
The DoD has developed significant technology that has been re-purposed for civilian use, such as the modern [[digital computer]], the [[Internet]], and the [[Global Positioning System]].
  
 
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[[category:United States Department of Defense]]

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The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is the government department in charge of managing matters involving military operations and national security. It was formerly known as the War Department. The current Secretary of Defense is Robert Gates.

The DoD has developed significant technology that has been re-purposed for civilian use, such as the modern digital computer, the Internet, and the Global Positioning System.