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Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ATSD(PA))

The Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ATSD(PA)) is the principal staff advisor and assistant to the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense for public information, internal information, community relations, information training, and audiovisual matters.

Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ATSD(PA)) follows the Secretary's Principles of Information in providing defense department information to the public, the Congress and the media.

The Public Affairs Office sponsors this website, which is the official website of the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online.