Weapons Systems (WS)

The Weapons Systems (WS) office execute the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) (ASD(R&E)) oversight responsibilities for Budget Activities 1-4 work on Air Platforms, Materials and Structures, Ground and Sea Platforms, Nuclear Technologies and Weapons (Kinetic and Directed Energy). They provide advice to ASD(R&E) on these technologies and within areas of cognizance and expertise. In addition, WS office represent the ASD(R&E) office within the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Department of Defense, the Office of Science Technology Policy, Congress, other Government organizations, industry, academia, and international fora.