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Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) is a Department of Defense (Do D) Field Activity, created on October 1, 1977, to provide administrative and management support to multiple Do D components and military departments in the National Capital Region and beyond.Currently, WHS has approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees, and 2,000 contract employees, performing a wide range of essential administrative and management services in support of Do D operations, allowing WHS customer agencies and offices to focus exclusively on their core military missions.
The Department’s creation of WHS removed these support functions from OSD, allowing the OSD staff to focus on matters involving policy analysis and oversight.Organizationally, WHS is aligned under the Director of Administration and Management (DA&M) for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).Divided into several directorates and specialty offices, teams of WHS personnel support the mission of our Defense Department customers by managing Do D-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation, Mark Center and other Do D-leased facilities in the National Capital Region and beyond.The Acquisition Directorate is the Single Enterprise Contracting Office (SECO), providing acquisition services to all OSD components, significantly reducing annual OSD contracting costs.AD plans, coordinates, and manages the procurement programs essential to the mission of WHS, the Office of the Director of Administration and Management and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.In the ensuing decades, WHS became firmly established as the agency for Do D-wide support functions, including those in the metropolitan Washington DC National Capital Region and beyond.
Its worldwide mission continues to evolve, as WHS provides consolidated administrative and operational support to several Defense Agencies, Do D Field Activities, Do D headquarters, various military departments, the White House, and, in limited capacity, Congress.
The WHS mission has had substantial surges over recent years - including the massive program for the Renovation of the Pentagon, the implementation and then decommissioning of the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), the implementation of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC), and the administration of the Mark Center Building.
In Fiscal Year 2013, WHS took responsibility for the consolidation and implementation of the Do D Consolidated Adjudications Facilities (Do D CAF), supporting the eligibility for security clearances for Do D personnel, industry personnel, as well as Congressional and other staffs.
Programs support Pentagon Renovation, construction, professional and other services, commodities and supplies, major communication and information technology systems, and special programs totaling over $1.5 billion a year.
The WHS Facilities Services Directorate (FSD) supports a customer base of about 64,000 civilian and military personnel, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Agencies, and the military departments in the National Capital Region.
FSD provides administrative and operational support to specified Do D activities, including space management, maintenance, repair and alteration of assigned buildings, custodial services, landscape maintenance, trash and debris removal, building operations, construction management, property management, and other support services.