Research, Technology and Laboratories Leadership

Dr. Douglas C. Blake is the Acting Deputy Director for Research, Technology and Laboratories in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering at the Pentagon.

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Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati

Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati is the Director Laboratories and Personnel in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering at the Pentagon.

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Vacant

Director, Science and Technology

Molly Walsh

Molly Walsh is the Director, Small Business and Technology Partnerships

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Dr. James "Ben" Petro

Director, Human Systems

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Director,  C5ISR & EW

Dr. Bindu R. Nair

Director, Basic Research

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Michael Holthe

Director, Platforms and Weapons Technologies

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Independent Research & Development (IR&D) is a key source of innovation for the department. In 2010, under the Better Buying Power 1.0 initiative, DoD staff engaged with industry and government to learn about what we could to improve IR&D effectiveness. The key challenge identified was communication—industry wanted information about Department investment priorities to better help them plan their IR&D investment projects and DoD planning was hampered by limited insight into industry IR&D projects.

The Defense Innovation Marketplace website was created to be a consolidated resource for both DoD and industry to help enable this communication.