Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

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Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
(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
(Romansh) Departament federal da defensiun, protecziun da la populaziun e sport
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The east wing of the Federal Palace of Switzerland.
Agency overview
Formed 1848; 169 years ago (1848)
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Federal Palace (east wing), Bern
Employees 11,595[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 6.5 billion
Revenue: CHF 1.6 billion
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible
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, Romansh: About this sound Departament federal da defensiun, protecziun da la populaziun e 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.

Organisation[edit]

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

The following services are also part of the DDPS:

Name of department[edit]

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

List of heads of the department[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". 
  2. ^ "Organisation". Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved May 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Federal Office of Sport

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