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OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING

PROVIDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE DOD TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW

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MISSION

Our mission as Chief Technology Officer was very clearly defined, to foster technological dominance across the Department of Defense and ensure the advantage of the American warfighter.

- Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Leadership

Dr. Michael D. Griffin

Dr. Michael D. Griffin is the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He is the Department's Chief Technology Officer, and is responsible for the research, development, and prototyping activities across the DoD enterprise and is mandated with ensuring technological superiority for the Department of Defense. He oversees the activities of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Innovation Unit, the DoD Laboratory enterprise, and the Under Secretariate staff focused on developing advanced technology and capability for the U.S. military.

Dr. Lisa Porter

Dr. Lisa Porter is the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (DUSD(R&E)), and with the USD(R&E), is responsible for the research, development, and prototyping activities across the DoD enterprise. In addition, the USD and DUSD oversee the activities of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the DoD Laboratory and Engineering Center enterprise, and the Under Secretariat staff focused on developing advanced technology and capability for the U.S. military.

Mr. James Faist

Mr. James "Jim" A. Faist is the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities, reporting directly to the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Jim directs an organization whose mission is to recognize, explore, and accelerate the development and integration of new technology to maintain U.S. technological superiority.

Vice Admiral Jon A. Hill

In June 2019, Vice Adm. Jon Hill became the 11th director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). In this capacity, he oversees the MDA's global mission to develop, deliver, and sustain layered capabilities to defend deployed forces, the United States, allies and friends against ballistic missile attacks in all phases of flight.

Vice Admiral Jon A. Hill

Coronavirus: DoD Response

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Updates from Across the R&E Enterprise

McAleese 11th Annual Defense Programs Conference
March 4, 2020

The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, delivered remarks to Defense officials and industry experts at the McAleese 11th Annual Defense Programs Conference on 4 March.

Department of Defense Press Briefing on Hypersonics
March 2, 2020 - DoD News Release

Mark Lewis, director of defense research and engineering for modernization, and Mike White, the assistant director of defense research and engineering for modernization, will discuss hypersonics during a news conference at the Pentagon.

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    DoD Announced Awards Totaling $2 Million for Minerva’s DECUR

    March 26, 2020 - DoD Release


    The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of faculty teams for awards through Minerva’s FY2019 Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership, supporting fundamental research and professional military education.

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    DOD Awards Contracts for Development of a Mobile Microreactor

    March 9, 2020 - DoD Release


    The Department of Defense has awarded three teams, BWX Technologies, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia; Westinghouse Government Services, Washington, D.C.; and X-energy, LLC, Greenbelt, Maryland; contracts to each begin design work on a mobile nuclear reactor prototype under a Strategic Capabilities Office initiative called Project Pele.

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    5G to Aid Warfighters, Thwart Adversaries

    March 5, 2020 - By David Vergun, DoD News


    Dr. Michael D. Griffin, undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, spoke at the 11th annual McAleese Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C.

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    Fiscal Year 2020 University Research Funding Awards

    February 2020 - DoD News Release


    Arlington, VA - The Department of Defense (DoD) announced $185 million in multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) awards to 26 research teams pursuing basic research spanning multiple scientific disciplines.

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    Rogue Squadron Transitions from DIU to DDS

    February 12, 2020 - Defense Digital Service


    Washington — Rogue Squadron, a Defense Innovation Unit team based in Mountain View, California, which develops hardware and software solutions for small unmanned aerial systems and counter-UAS missions, will now report to the Defense Digital Service, a DoD organization dedicated to providing the best in modern technical knowledge to the government.

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    MOSIS MPW Sponsorship Through Intel Custom Foundry

    February 2020 - DoD Release


    To encourage participation in the MOSIS Service offerings of Intel’s multi-project wafer fabrication runs, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Program aims to potentially sponsor MPW runs in government fiscal year 2020 and 2021. Projects aligning with the R&E Microelectronics Roadmap’s need for access to State-Of-The-Art technology will be considered for subsidized fabrication if those designs and/or design efforts are complementary to the T&AM objectives of enhancing the U.S. microelectronics development capability.

The Official account for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E), the Department of Defense's Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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