The DoD announced these days that Jeffrey David Singleton, U.S. principal member and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technology Board, will provide as the United States’ consultant to the Board of Directors for the NATO DIANA Initiative. Singleton’s appointment follows the election of Barbara McQuiston, the prior U.S. representative to NATO DIANA, as the initiative’s board chair.
The NATO DIANA Initiative will provide protection staff jointly with the Alliance’s most effective and brightest start off-ups, scientific researchers, and technologies corporations to fix critical defense and security difficulties. Innovators participating in DIANA’s courses will acquire accessibility to its community of dozens of accelerator internet sites and take a look at centers throughout a lot more than 20 Allies.
“Jeff Singleton will be an outstanding addition to the NATO DIANA Board,” stated Heidi Shyu, DoD Main Know-how Officer. “His background and knowledge in encouraging to generate science and technological know-how cooperation with NATO associates is just what is desired to assistance DIANA do well. Jeff also is aware of the US DoD, owning served as a senior technologies executive for the Army. I’m pleased with his variety and am confident he will carry on to exceed expectations.”
Singleton’s extensive track record in science and technological innovation investigation and oversight spans much more than three decades of essential exploration, advanced technological know-how 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 technologies lead for the DoD technique for NATO/worldwide partnerships. In this purpose, he has led coordination for U.S. scientific efforts throughout the initial stage of COVID-19 response, pinpointing endeavours to leverage and repurpose ongoing investigate, prototyping, and experimentation throughout the U.S. authorities. He also oversaw endeavours to enable incentivize the personal sector by means of prize competitions and worries to create impressive remedies to intricate COVID-19 challenges.
Singleton also presented executive degree oversight for the Army’s primary investigation, utilized study and highly developed engineering advancement programs with a blended once-a-year budget of far more than $2.5 billion. He led the attempts to set benchmarks for science and technological know-how activities centered on armaments cooperation for Senior Collaboration Forum-Army efforts, including analysis actions and partnership agreements with the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Israel. Singleton also led formulation of the initially Army simple analysis workshop that bundled participation from futurists, Army operational schoolhouses, intelligence communities, academia, market, and associates from the interior DoD science and technological know-how neighborhood.
“It is broadly acknowledged that innovation depends on bringing with each other these from numerous disciplines and backgrounds to have interaction in collaborative jobs that typically yield unpredictable but remarkably effective final results,” stated Singleton. “We need individuals driven to be ‘catalysts for world impact’ – and we need to have to expand that population. By bringing together entrepreneurial academia, sector and governing administration men and women from throughout NATO, DIANA will enable the NATO alliance and the U.S to drastically progress innovation efforts.”
Singleton will also continue to serve as the U.S. Principal Member and Head of Delegation to the NATO Science and Technological innovation Board as well as the Army’s Director for Technological innovation.
NATO introduced the DIANA Initiative at the North Atlantic Council conference in Brussels on June 14, 2021. The Initiative’s objective is to enrich and accelerate trans-Atlantic cooperation on significant systems, and assistance NATO get the job done far more intently with non-public-sector entities, academia and other non-governmental entities. DIANA will have most important places of work in both of those Europe and North America, and coordinate with current exam and innovation centers throughout NATO. The Initiative will also make and deal with a network to aid start-ups and non-conventional corporations much better support Alliance technologies demands. DIANA will concentrate on 7 important rising technologies, these types of as synthetic intelligence, major-data processing, quantum-enabled technologies, autonomy, biotechnology, hypersonics, and place. DIANA will also incorporate a undertaking cash fund, named the NATO Innovation Fund, which will spend €1 billion about 15 a long time into deep-tech startups.
About the DoD Main Engineering Officer (DoD CTO)
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