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Secretary of Defense Guidance on Responding to Members of Congress

The Secretary of Defense expects the Department to respond to Congress in a direct and timely manner. All responses for the SECDEF or DEPSECDEF's signature and replies on their behalf should be submitted within 14 calendar days of receipt. Download the latest guidance on preparing congressional correspondence.

SECDEF Guidance on Responding to Congress - Dated 19 Jun 2013

OSD Action Officer Course


  • February 4-5, 2014
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  • March 25-26, 2014
  • April 1-2, 2014
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  • May 13-14, 2014
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The OSD Action Officer course is a 2-Day course designed to familiarize Action Officers of their roles and responsibilities within OSD. Pertinent topics include: Organizational Overview, Effective Writing, and Preparing & Staffing Action Packages for the Secretary of Defense.

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