Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
|Publication Date:||17 September 2009|
PURPOSE. This Directive, in accordance with the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by section 113 and chapter 8 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), (Reference (a)) and consistent with Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (b)) and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) Memorandum (Reference (c)):
a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.9 (Reference (d)) to reflect establishment of the Missile Defense Executive Board (MDEB) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Life Cycle Management Process consistent with Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandums (References (e) and (f)).
b. Supersedes and cancels USD(AT&L) Memorandum (Reference (g)). The MDEB structure replaces the previous OSD review, guidance, and approval processes including the Missile Defense Support Group.
APPLICABILITY. This Directive applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").