Scientific Integrity Office


Scientific Integrity is the adherence to professional practices, ethical behavior, and the principles of honesty and objectivity when conducting, managing, using the results of, and communicating about science and scientific activities. Inclusivity, transparency, and protection from inappropriate influence are hallmarks of scientific integrity.

Our Leadership

Dr. Bindu R. Nair

Director, Basic Research Office

(Science and Technology) Foundations

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science & Technology

Dr. Bindu Nair was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in March 2020 and is now serving as the Director of Basic Research within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD).  In this role, she is responsible for oversight and coordination of the Department's $2.5 billion investment in basic science. This investment supports high risk and high pay-off basic research projects in fields including physical science, life science, environmental science, applied mathematics, and others that probe the limits of today's technologies and discover new phenomena and know‐how that may ultimately lead to future technologies for the Department.

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