The Science & Technology ExCom

Reliance 21 is led by the Science and Technology (S&T) Executive Committee (ExCom), chaired by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, ASD(R&E), and comprised of the major departmental S&T organizations. The ExCom prioritizes resources and provides strategic oversight and guidance to the combined S&T workforce, laboratories, and facilities.

S&T Executive Committe infographic

A strong connection with the warfighter underpins the S&T ExCom, through understanding needs and exploitation opportunities across the Services, and close interaction with the Joint Staff.

Through the ExCom, the S&T Leadership shapes and oversees the S&T Enterprise, establishing Communities of Interest and tasking those technical groups to conduct assessments and formulate strategies to address emerging challenges. The ExCom ensures delivery against the Department’s S&T Priorities and recommends new priorities or redirects activities in response to changing Defense needs and Strategic Guidance.


S&T ExCom Membership

OSD

  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research

Military Departments

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, Engineering
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology)
  • Chief of Naval Research

Agencies

  • Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Program Executive for Advanced Technology, Missile Defense Agency
  • Deputy Director for Rapid Capability Delivery, Joint IED Defeat Organization
  • Associate Director for R&D, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Combatant Commands

  • Director, Science & Technology, US Special Operations Command