The Department of Protection declared that Jeffrey David Singleton, U.S. principal member and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technology Board, will serve 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 earlier U.S. consultant to NATO DIANA, as the initiative’s board chair.
The NATO DIANA Initiative will carry protection personnel with each other with the Alliance’s greatest and brightest commence-ups, scientific researchers, and technological innovation providers to clear up essential protection and safety worries. Innovators taking part in DIANA’s programs will obtain obtain to its network of dozens of accelerator sites and test centers across extra than 20 Allies.
“Jeff Singleton will be an outstanding addition to the NATO DIANA Board,” stated Heidi Shyu, DoD Chief Technologies Officer. “His qualifications and knowledge in aiding to push science and technological know-how cooperation with NATO associates is just what is wanted to aid DIANA realize success. Jeff also understands the US DoD, possessing served as a senior technological innovation govt for the Military. I am pleased with his choice and am guaranteed he will continue to exceed expectations.”
Singleton’s intensive qualifications in science and technology investigation and oversight spans far more than three many years of elementary analysis, advanced technological innovation advancement. and acquisition. As the U.S. principal and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technology Board, Singleton serves as the science and technology direct for the DoD approach for NATO/worldwide partnerships. In this job, he has led coordination for U.S. scientific endeavours during the initial period of COVID-19 response, determining initiatives to leverage and repurpose ongoing analysis, prototyping, and experimentation throughout the U.S. government. He also oversaw endeavours to assistance incentivize the non-public sector via prize competitions and issues to establish revolutionary remedies to complex COVID-19 troubles.
Singleton also supplied government stage oversight for the Army’s primary investigate, utilized research and state-of-the-art technological innovation progress systems with a put together once-a-year spending plan of far more than $2.5 billion. He led the efforts to set benchmarks for science and technology things to do targeted on armaments cooperation for Senior Collaboration Forum-Army attempts, together with investigate actions 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 Military simple investigation workshop that provided participation from futurists, Army operational schoolhouses, intelligence communities, academia, business, and reps from the interior DoD science and engineering neighborhood.
“It is extensively acknowledged that innovation relies upon on bringing together those from numerous disciplines and backgrounds to have interaction in collaborative tasks that often produce unpredictable but hugely effective benefits,” stated Singleton. “We want persons driven to be ‘catalysts for global impact’ – and we will need to improve that inhabitants. By bringing with each other entrepreneurial academia, market and govt persons from throughout NATO, DIANA will enable the NATO alliance and the U.S to greatly advance innovation initiatives.”
Singleton will also proceed to provide as the U.S. Principal Member and Head of Delegation to the NATO Science and Know-how Board as properly as the Army’s Director for Technologies.
NATO introduced the DIANA Initiative at the North Atlantic Council assembly in Brussels on June 14, 2021. The Initiative’s aim is to enrich and speed up trans-Atlantic cooperation on important systems, and assistance NATO get the job done far more carefully with private-sector entities, academia and other non-governmental entities. DIANA will have major offices in equally Europe and North America, and coordinate with current check and innovation centers all through NATO. The Initiative will also build and deal with a community to help get started-ups and non-conventional companies improved assistance Alliance engineering specifications. DIANA will focus on 9 essential emerging technologies, this sort of as synthetic intelligence, information, quantum-enabled systems, autonomy, biotechnology, hypersonics, novel supplies and production, energy and propulsion, and area. Picked innovators participating in DIANA may have the prospect to be candidates for the NATO Innovation Fund. The NATO Innovation Fund will devote €1 billion into dual-use know-how startups.
About the DoD Main Engineering Officer (DoD CTO)
The Below Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E) is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Protection. The DoD CTO champions analysis, science, technological know-how, engineering, and innovation to maintain the United States military’s technological advantage. Learn more at www.cto.mil, follow us on Twitter @DoDCTO, or stop by us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/organization/ousdre.