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{n: Defense Information Systems Agency, DISA} a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff



{n: Secretary of Defense, Defense Secretary} the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department
"the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman"

{n: Secretary of Defense, Defense Secretary} the position of the head of the Department of Defense
"the position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947"

{n: Secretary of War, War Secretary} head of a former executive department; combined with the Navy Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947

{n: Secretary of the Navy, Navy Secretary} head of a former executive department; combined with the War Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947

{v: confirm} as of a person to a position
"The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"


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