Last modified on 16 August 2008, at 10:29

United States Department of Defense

This is an old revision of this page, as edited by TJason (Talk | contribs) at 10:29, 16 August 2008. It may differ significantly from current revision.

DOD seal.jpg

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 Department of War. The current Secretary of Defense is Robert Gates.

The DoD has also contributed technology for civilian use, such as the modern digital computer, the Internet, and the Global Positioning System.