Research Directorate: Basic Research

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Mr. Dale Ormond
Acting Director, Basic Research

Provide scientific leadership, oversight, and coherence for the Department's basic research programs, and stimulate the initiation or support of promising areas of research, and those with the potential for transformational significance to future defense capabilities.
Improve management practices and policies to enhance productivity and enable scientists to better communicate and collaborate.


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DoD provides learning opportunities from elementary school through graduate school to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent.
DoD programs connect STEM education in the classroom to the excitement, skills, and challenges that come with safeguarding our country.