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Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions)

United States
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development
and Acquisition)

First Gerald A. Cann
Formation March 1990
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) (abbreviated ASN RDA) is a civilian office of the United States Department of the Navy. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) reports to the Under Secretary of the Navy, who in turn reports to the United States Secretary of the Navy.

The office was created in 1990 by merging the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics) and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems). The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) is responsible for all of the acquisition functions and programs for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, subject to the guidelines propounded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) is also in charge of the Office of Naval Research.

Organization of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions), 1990—Present

Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By Secretary Served Under
Gerald A. Cann March 1990 January 1993 George H. W. Bush Henry L. Garrett III, Sean O'Keefe
Nora Slatkin October 22, 1993 May 16, 1995 Bill Clinton John Howard Dalton
John W. Douglass November 1995 August 1998 Bill Clinton John Howard Dalton
H. Lee Buchanan III October 2, 1998 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton Richard Danzig
Paul A. Schneider (acting) January 21, 2001 July 16, 2001 Gordon R. England
John J. Young, Jr. July 17, 2001 November 6, 2005 George W. Bush Gordon R. England
Delores M. Etter November 7, 2005 November 15, 2007 George W. Bush Donald C. Winter
John S. Thackrah November 16, 2007 July 27, 2008 George W. Bush Donald C. Winter
Sean Stackley July 28, 2008 George W. Bush Donald C. Winter, Ray Mabus

References

External links

Biography portal
  • Department of the Navy Research, Development & Acquisition
  • History of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research Development and Acquisition)

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