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Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

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 soundDepartament 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.

Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
(in German) Eidgenössisches Departement für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport
(in French) Département fédéral de la défense, de la protection de la population et des sports
(in Italian) Dipartimento federale della difesa, della protezione della popolazione e dello sport
(in 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
Formed1848; 171 years ago (1848)
JurisdictionFederal administration of Switzerland
HeadquartersFederal Palace (east wing), Bern
Employees11,595[1]
Annual budgetExpenditure: CHF 6.5 billion
Revenue: CHF 1.6 billion
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible
Websitewww.vbs.admin.ch

OrganisationEdit

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

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". Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 4 August 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 Archived 13 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit