Release No: 180-97
April 17, 1997
Deputy Secretary of Defense John W. White announced today
that the Defense Evaluation Support Activity, with offices in
Albuquerque, N.M., and Washington, D.C., will transfer functions
and personnel to the Department of the Air Force by Sept. 30,
The Defense Evaluation Support Activity is responsible for
providing the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for
Acquisition and Technology with specialized test and evaluation.
It has been determined that equivalent capabilities now exist
within the Services and Defense agencies which can adequately
meet DoD needs.
Consistent with DoD overall goals of reducing
infrastructure, the Department can no longer justify the
continued requirement for a separate activity.
DESA currently has approximately 124 assigned personnel of
which 92 are civilian employees and 32 are military members.