Leadership

The ASD(R&E) Organization Chart includes links to select leadership biographies and component websites.

Org Chart DMEA DARPA DTIC PD: Perkins PD: Baldwin Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics ASD(R&E) DASD-Research DASD-Systems Engineering DASD-Emerging Capability & Prototyping
DASD-Dev Test & Evaluation PD: Ormond PD: Hall
Ormond
Principal Deputy Hinton
Walker

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Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

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Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Ms. Kristen J. Baldwin was appointed the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering in January 2016 while continuing as Principal Deputy, SE. She is the principal systems engineering advisor to the Secretary of Defense and is responsible for establishing and executing engineering policy and oversight across the Department. Her oversight includes concept engineering and analysis, design, development and manufacturing, and independent program review and assessment of the Department’s major acquisition programs. She leads more than 40,000 Defense acquisition professionals in the DoD Engineering (ENG) and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM) workforce. Ms. Baldwin also serves as the acting Defense Standardization Executive. She oversees the DoD strategy for Trusted Systems Design.

A member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), Ms. Baldwin leads modeling and simulation, system security engineering, program protection, system of systems engineering, and systems engineering research and development initiatives. She oversees the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center, a university-affiliated research center dedicated to advancing systems engineering methods, processes, and tools, and the MITRE National Security Engineering Center, a DoD federally funded research and development center.

Ms. Baldwin has been with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) since 1998, where she has led the application of capabilities-based planning in the acquisition process and served as Deputy Director, Software Engineering and System Assurance. Before working with OSD, Ms. Baldwin served as a science and technology advisor in the Army’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. Ms. Baldwin began her career at the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal.

Ms. Baldwin was a recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank award in 2014, in recognition of exemplary service.

Ms. Baldwin received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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