DoD Research & Engineering Priorities and Development
Thursday, October 18, 2012
11:00 a.m. Prince George's Room, Room 1211, Stamp
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Featured Speaker: Alan Shaffer, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), Department of Defense (DoD)
Alan Shaffer serves as the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is responsible for formulating, planning, and reviewing the Departments Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation programs, plans, strategy, priorities, and budget, specifically the science and technology portfolio totaling over $10.5 billion. He will be sharing his insights into the current DoD science and technology strategy, research priorities and future plans at a critical point in the governments political and fiscal cycles and as the DoD transitions to a new strategic posture and operational footprint.