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    The Director, Maintaining Technology Advantage, operates under the authority, direction, and control of the Deputy Director, Strategic Technology Protection & Exploitation (STP&E) under the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDR&E for R&T) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).

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    The Director, Maintaining Technology Advantage serves as the lead for OUSD(R&E) to mitigate vulnerabilities and exploitation of critical missions, programs, and technologies by strategic competitors, and establish and implement proactive protection policies, tools, education, and practices. Major duties include:

    • Carries out the USD(R&E) responsibility to institutionalize the campaign plan and lines of effort to maintain DoD technology advantage.
    • Engages with and influences White House and interagency activities in order to orchestrate whole-of-government solution strategies that enable US technological advantage.
    • Oversees the Joint Acquisition Protection & Exploitation Cell (JAPEC) in order to prioritize critical programs and technologies for enhanced protection, develop and guide implementation of enhanced protection practices, and integrate sources and analysis of technical, counterintelligence, security and law enforcement information in order to proactively mitigate exploitation and losses.
    • Oversees the DoD Damage Assessment Management Office (DAMO), and the overarching methodology and horizontal assessment procedures that govern the DoD and Service DAMO organizations.
    • Leads strategy and activities to ensure protection of DoD technology, and engages with the acquisition, research and science and technology communities to develop policy, processes and methodologies, data analytics, and education and training, to identify critical technical information, apply protection requirements in contracts and agreements (e.g. grants, other transactions), and ensure threat information sharing and awareness with laboratories, centers, FFRDCs, UARCs, and industrial base and academic institutions that perform research, development, test and evaluation, production, operations and sustainment activities for DoD.
    • Leads international strategy, bi-lateral and multi-lateral efforts to ensure international partners share common interest in protection of critical programs and technologies from exploitation.
    • Provides analytic capabilities to exploit information and identify opportunities to: transition early stage technology to mature force capability; influence intellectual capital development in academia, laboratories, and industry; and employ US Government protection measures to counter undesirable foreign direct investment practices.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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