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The directorate of Organizational Policy & Decision Support prepares information or decision briefs for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, and other senior officials in the Department.  OP&DSD maintains or supports instruments, products, and reports on the organizational, management, and governance arrangements and processes of the Department.  Some of these products include the Order of Precedence, OSD Organizational Briefing, and the PAS Confirmation Tracker.  Related, these activities support the creation of the Key Locator Chart.  Additionally, OP&DSD provides strategic tracking and reporting services for a variety of strategic documents and governance forums.

Governance and Management

The Department of Defense utilizes a collection of committees to provide either executive-level governance or serve as a forum to provide advice to senior leaders and for the maturation of specific areas and issues affecting the Department.