The Department of Defense designated the Secretary of the Navy as the DoD Executive Agent for Maritime Domain Awareness, (DoD EAMDA). This designation establishes several management functions that the EAMDA is required to conduct, including:
Overseeing the execution of maritime domain awareness initiatives within DoD and coordinating maritime domain awareness policy with the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy);
Developing and distributing goals, objectives, and desired effects for maritime domain awareness, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence);
Identifying and updating maritime domain awareness requirements and resources for the effective performance of DoD missions; and
Recommending DoD-wide maritime domain awareness planning and programming guidance to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.
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