Missile Defense Agency Law and Legal Definition

The Missile Defense Agency is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense. The Missile Defense Agency is a unit of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing and deploying a missile-defense system capable of protecting the United States, its armed forces, and others from missile attack. Its workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. The Missile Defense Agency work with the Combatant Commanders to develop a robust BMDS technology and development program to address the challenges of an evolving threat.