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  • Office of the Secretary of Defense


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  • "OSD" is Washington shorthand, used frequently in discussions about the origins of Iraq war plans, and it usually refers to strong guidance from Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, and one of Feith's deputies, William Luti.

    Blind Into Baghdad

  • He might also call the OSD History Office and ask to speak to xxxxxxxxxx.

    richard guerra

  • The OSD is a system where nurses get salary increments based on their qualifications and experience.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Hogan, acknowledging the government delay in the implementation of the dispensation, said the OSD was a technically complex process and the government wanted to ensure that the problems encountered with the OSD for nurses were not repeated with doctors.

    IOL: News

  • "Focus first in areas such as OSD and the Joint Staff in shared areas such as public affairs, legislative affairs and personnel oversights," Arnold Punaro, a DBB senior fellow who led the study, said during a July 22 meeting.

    Federal Times

  • Open Source Dem ( "OSD" in the header) sent this along last week for posting here.

    Brains and Eggs

  • Should the United States continue along the force structure path for TACAIR mapped out by OSD policy definition of the last three years [i. e., relying primarily on the F-35], it will be denied access to any operational theatre into which credible numbers of the PAK-FA are deployed by an opponent.

    Stromata Blog

  • He was hired by Reagan to do OSD Personnel and fired for being a lazy dimwit.

    Matthew Yglesias » Some F-22 Links

  • Pronouncements by the doctor-grouping that SAMA has reached an agreement with the Department of Health are disingenuous, blatant untruths, and disrespectful to all parties involved in the OSD-negotiations.

    Global Voices in English » South Africa: Storm Brewing Between Government, Striking Doctors & Unions

  • In 2002-2003, I was working in OSD and was involved in the planning for the Iraq War.

    Alma Katsu: Federal Bureaucracy and the Price of Integrity


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