Department of Defense

Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Defense

General Lloyd Austin III (Ret.)

Serves as the head and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, ensuring civilian control of the military.

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Nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Colin Kahl

Provides strategic policy advice on national security affairs to the Secretary of Defense and Department of Defense as a whole.

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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

William J. Burns

Serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is part of the United States Intelligence Community. The Director reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

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