ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS (ATSD(PA))
|Publication Date:||7 August 2017|
Purpose: This issuance updates the responsibilities and functions, relationships, and authorities of the ATSD(PA) under the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by Section 113 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.).
a. This issuance 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 within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").
b. Nothing in this issuance should be construed as preventing the Inspector General of the Department of Defense from fulfilling his or her duties pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, Title 5, U.S.C., Appendix.