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
Principal Deputy Hinton

acrobat Printable version of ASD(R&E) Organization Chart

Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

Click to Download Bio

Download Biography


Click to Email

Ms. Kristen Baldwin

Ms. Kristen J. Baldwin was appointed the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE)) 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 50,000 Defense acquisition professionals in the DoD Engineering (ENG) and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM) workforce. She also serves as the acting Defense Standardization Executive. She oversees the DoD strategy for Trusted Systems Design and related Program Protection Planning activities.

A member of the Senior Executive Service since 2007, Ms. Baldwin leads digital engineering, system security engineering, mission engineering, and system-of-systems engineering initiatives. She oversees the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center, a University-Affiliated Research Center; and the MITRE National Security Engineering Center, a DoD Federally Funded Research and Development Center.

Before her current position, Ms. Baldwin served as Deputy Director, Software Engineering and System Assurance. Before joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Ms. Baldwin served as a science and technology advisor in the Army’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. She began her career at the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.

Ms. Baldwin is a recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank award in recognition of exemplary service, and the National Defense Industrial Association Lt Gen Thomas R. Ferguson, Jr., Systems Engineering Excellence Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Master of Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Dept of Defense US Air Force OASAALT RDECOM ONR NRL US Air Force Joint Chiefs of Staff Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Force Health Protection & Readiness Defense Threat Reduction Agency Missile Defense Agency Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Chemical & Biological Defense Program