DEFINITION
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

An agency of the Department of Defense whose mission is to manage and direct the conduct of a research program examining the feasibility of eliminating the threat posed by ballistic missiles of all ranges and of increasing the contribution of defensive systems to United States and Allied security. BMDO is the successor to Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO). Chartered through DoD Directive 5134.9, June 14, 1994.

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