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DDR&E, Advanced Capabilities

DDR&E, Advanced Capabilities

ADVANCED CAPABILITIES

Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities

Maintaining US Superiority

The DDR&E(AC) recognizes, identifies, explores, and ensures the development, integration, and funding of new technology and capabilities to maintain U.S. technological superiority. It takes a unified, missions-level view across the entire DoD enterprise to analyze joint missions and identify cross-cutting technology gaps critical to military readiness. DDR&E(AC) maintains a focus on the innovative application of technology and works with a robust network of transition partners within and external to the DoD to mitigate gaps through accelerated prototyping, demonstration, and fielding, with the ultimate goal of operational sustainment.

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Engineering

Chief Engineer for Advanced Capabilities

DTE&P

Developmental Test Evaluation and Prototyping

TRMC

Test Resource Management Center

Leadership

Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities

Mr. James "Jim" A. Faist is the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities, reporting directly to the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Mr. James A. Faist

The primary technology transition enabler within DDR&E(AC) bridges the divide between technology discovery and fielded operations in the warfighter domain.

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DDR&E(AC)

Directorate of Defense Research and
Engineering for Advanced Capabilities
The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301