TRICARE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY (TMA))
|Publication Date:||31 May 2001|
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense under reference (a) this Directive establishes the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) with the mission, organization, responsibilities, functions, relationships, and authorities as described herein. The TMA replaces the Defense Medical Programs Activity (reference (b)), and the TRICARE Support Office (TSO) (reference (c)), which are hereby disestablished. All references in DoD Directive 5136.1 (reference (d)) or any other DoD issuance (except the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)) (reference (e)) to active functions or authorities of the "Office of CHAMPUS" or "OCHAMPUS" shall be understood to be references to functions and authorities of the TMA (successor to TSO, which was previously known as the Office of CHAMPUS). All references in the DFARS to active functions or authorities of the "Office of CHAMPUS" shall be understood to be references to the functions and authorities of the TMA Directorate of Acquisition Management and Support.
This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of 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 Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DoD Components"). This Directive also applies to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a Military Service in the Navy, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under agreements with the Departments of Transportation and Health and Human Services.