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Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports

Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
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Agency overview
Formed 1848
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Bern
Employees 11,595[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 6.5 billion
Revenue: CHF 1.6 billion
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor
Website www.vbs.admin.ch

The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS, German: Eidgenössisches Departement für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport, French: Département fédéral de la défense, de la protection de la population et des sports, Italian: Dipartimento federale della difesa, della protezione della popolazione e dello sport) is one of the seven departments of the Swiss federal government. It is headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council, the Swiss defence minister.

OrganisationEdit

The Department is composed of the following departmental sectors:[2]

The following services are also part of the DDPS:

Name of departmentEdit

  • 1848: Military Department
  • 1979: Federal Military Department
  • Since 1998: Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

List of heads of the departmentEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". 
  2. ^ "Organisation". Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport. Retrieved May 2008. 
  3. ^ Federal Office of Sport

External linksEdit