The Department of Defense introduced that Jeffrey David Singleton, U.S. principal member and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technologies Board, will serve as the United States’ representative to the Board of Directors for the NATO DIANA Initiative. Singleton’s appointment follows the election of Barbara McQuiston, the former U.S. agent to NATO DIANA, as the initiative’s board chair.
The NATO DIANA Initiative will carry defense staff collectively with the Alliance’s ideal and brightest start out-ups, scientific researchers, and technologies providers to solve crucial defense and stability problems. Innovators collaborating in DIANA’s programs will acquire entry to its community of dozens of accelerator web sites and test centers across far more than 20 Allies.
“Jeff Singleton will be an extraordinary addition to the NATO DIANA Board,” said Heidi Shyu, DoD Chief Technological innovation Officer. “His history and knowledge in serving to to travel science and know-how cooperation with NATO partners is just what is wanted to aid DIANA realize success. Jeff also knows the US DoD, owning served as a senior technological know-how executive for the Military. I am pleased with his variety and am guaranteed he will continue to exceed expectations.”
Singleton’s intensive qualifications in science and know-how investigation and oversight spans extra than 3 decades of basic analysis, advanced engineering enhancement. and acquisition. As the U.S. principal and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technology Board, Singleton serves as the science and technological innovation guide for the DoD method for NATO/international partnerships. In this function, he has led coordination for U.S. scientific efforts through the original period of COVID-19 response, determining efforts to leverage and repurpose ongoing exploration, prototyping, and experimentation throughout the U.S. authorities. He also oversaw efforts to help incentivize the non-public sector as a result of prize competitions and challenges to create ground breaking answers to advanced COVID-19 complications.
Singleton also supplied government stage oversight for the Army’s primary exploration, utilized study and state-of-the-art technological know-how development plans with a merged once-a-year spending plan of a lot more than $2.5 billion. He led the initiatives to established requirements for science and engineering activities targeted on armaments cooperation for Senior Collaboration Forum-Military endeavours, which include study routines and partnership agreements with the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Israel. Singleton also led formulation of the very first Army essential analysis workshop that involved participation from futurists, Military operational schoolhouses, intelligence communities, academia, sector, and representatives from the inner DoD science and engineering neighborhood.
“It is widely acknowledged that innovation relies upon on bringing collectively individuals from a number of disciplines and backgrounds to have interaction in collaborative tasks that frequently yield unpredictable but extremely effective outcomes,” explained Singleton. “We have to have folks pushed to be ‘catalysts for world-wide impact’ – and we have to have to develop that populace. By bringing together entrepreneurial academia, field and govt men and women from across NATO, DIANA will permit the NATO alliance and the U.S to tremendously advance innovation attempts.”
Singleton will also go on to serve as the U.S. Principal Member and Head of Delegation to the NATO Science and Engineering Board as effectively as the Army’s Director for Technology.
NATO announced the DIANA Initiative at the North Atlantic Council assembly in Brussels on June 14, 2021. The Initiative’s goal is to boost and speed up trans-Atlantic cooperation on significant technologies, and assistance NATO do the job extra intently with private-sector entities, academia and other non-governmental entities. DIANA will have major places of work in equally Europe and North America, and coordinate with existing take a look at and innovation facilities in the course of NATO. The Initiative will also develop and deal with a network to support begin-ups and non-classic organizations superior support Alliance technological innovation needs. DIANA will emphasis on nine key rising technologies, this sort of as synthetic intelligence, information, quantum-enabled technologies, autonomy, biotechnology, hypersonics, novel resources and production, electrical power and propulsion, and room. Selected innovators participating in DIANA could have the option to be candidates for the NATO Innovation Fund. The NATO Innovation Fund will devote €1 billion into twin-use know-how startups.
About the DoD Main Technology Officer (DoD CTO)
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