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UFS Defense Status
An upgrade in the military preparedness of UFS is typically made by the Chief of UF Starfleet Operations recommending a change to the UFS Joint Chiefs of Staff.
This military preparedness level is referred to as Defense Status, or DEFSTAT. DEFSTAT will be tied in with UFS Security Classification Access Levels and is displayed on the UFS homepage at all times.
These classifications can be found here: UFS Security Classifications