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Department of Defense (DoD)

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OVERVIEW

Acronyms: DOD, DoD

Branch of Government: Executive

Secretary: Jim Mattis
Deputy Secretary: Patrick M. Shanahan
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Joseph Dunford

Budget

FY 2018: 

FY 2017: 

FY 2016: $534.3 Billion USD

FY 2015: $496.1 Billion USD

FY 2014: 

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