NPFC - DOD D 5142.1
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (ASD(LA))
|Publication Date:||15 September 2006|
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), 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 in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
Nothing in this Directive 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.
REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE
Under the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by Reference (a), this Directive:
Reissues Reference (b) to update the responsibilities, functions, relationships, and authorities of the ASD(LA).
Authorizes the ASD(LA), as a Principal Staff Assistant (PSA) reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense, to promulgate DoD policy in DoD Instructions within the responsibilities, functions, and authorities assigned herein.
Provides guidance for centralized direction, integration, and control of DoD legislative affairs and liaison activities with the U.S. Congress.