- Defense Strategic Planning System (DSPS) component of the Defense System of Management (DSOM);
- Conduct of assessment of the strategic and security environment including foreign developments that impact on Philippine defense interests and policies;
- Crafting and negotiation of defense cooperation agreements and other defense/military arrangements;
- Formulation of international defense and security policy;
- Engagement in bilateral and multilateral negotiation of defense and security agreements;
- Engagement in regional and international security cooperation mechanisms and arrangements;
- Implementation of defense level cooperation agreements.