The Secretary of Defense Annual Report was first issued in 1948, as mandated in Section 202 of the National Security Act of 1947 (Public Law 80-253), the same law that established the position of Secretary of Defense. The report was produced on a semiannual basis until Section 3 of the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1958 (Public Law 85-599) directed that the report would be annual beginning in 1959. The report came from the Secretary of Defense and was delivered to Congress and the President to brief them on current conditions in the Department of Defense (DoD). Annual reports contained the Secretary’s analysis of the current national security environment and explained the department’s strategic plans. Each report gave an overview of the fiscal year’s key events, and provided assessments of the budget, the state of the defense industrial base, and military personnel policy. The annual report included reports from the service secretaries. The Secretary of Defense Annual Report was released every year until 2005, when it was ultimately replaced by the first publication of the National Defense Strategy.