The Office of Defense Coordination (ODC) provides a unified point-of-contact to Department of Defense (DOD).
Roles and responsibilities include:
- Maintain relationships with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, and the Military Departments
- Act as the Laboratory-wide clearinghouse for information regarding the DOD as a partner and sponsor, including tracking DOD priorities, requirements, and points of contact
- At the request of the DOD, coordinate educational and outreach activities, and provide subject matter expertise through personnel assignments and other mechanisms
- Conduct internal studies and analyses of emerging threats and recommend seed funding for technology development with the potential to respond to DOD needs
Information provided through the ODC will assist in aligning Laboratory capabilities to serve DOD missions.