- "A joint venture between Stark Industries and the federal government, the Department of Damage Control will oversee collection and storage of alien and other exotic materials."
- ―TV Reporter
The United States Department of Damage Control, occasionally referred as Damage Control, is an organization that specialize in acquiring and storing unique artifacts while acting from physical and media standpoints. Originally, Damage Control was a S.H.I.E.L.D. branch, but later was purchased by Tony Stark and the United States Government.
Tony Stark and James Rhodes were taken to a secret base where they encountered S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson. Coulson told them that Stark's fight against Obadiah Stane was good, but that he needs to learn how to become a real fighter. While they spoke, the Damage Control team was present both at the highway and Stark Industries Headquarters to contain and repair all damage done by the battle.
The following day, before a press conference for Tony Stark, a TV news ticker-tape mentioned that Damage Control Officials were to issue a report on the Duel of Los Angeles within the following days.
Under New Management
Damage Control was purchased by Tony Stark and the federal government in a joint venture. Under Executive Order 396-B, all post-Battle of New York clean up would fall under the Department of Damage Control's jurisdiction. This caused companies such as Toomes to lose post-battle contracts.
Watchdogs in Naperville
Having spent two years since the Battle at the Triskelion, the Department of Damage Control was still cleaning up the destroyed Helicarrier and Triskelion rubble. Phineas Mason mentioned the clean-up effort, with Herman Schultz adding that he is glad the clean-up is still underway as it allows them more opportunities to pilfer the artifacts and increase their wealth.