The Philippine defense and security milieu is shifting. It is expected to shift even further in character due to complexities shaping up the local, regional and global fronts. It is within this context that the Department of National Defense needs to exercise agility in management, direction,and vision. The current thrusts of the Department aim to reinforce and strengthen the organization's potentials and competence against current challenges and threats, and to provide mechanisms to generate opportunities for the department and the nation as a whole.
The Defense Programs are engaged in strategic defense diplomacy through defense corporation agreements. It has social programs, socio-economic development, capability development, AFP modernization program and resources mobilization.