Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition
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Incumbent
Frederick J. Stefany
(Acting)

since January 20, 2021
StyleMr. Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports toSecretary of the Navy
Under Secretary of the Navy
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
NominatorThe President with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument10. U.S.C. § 8016
FormationMarch 1990
First holderGerald A. Cann
Succession18th in SecDef succession by seniority of appointment
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level IV[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) (abbreviated ASN (RDA)) is a civilian office of the United States Department of the Navy. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) requires Senate confirmation, and engages in duties as directed by the United States Secretary of the Navy.[2]

The office was created in 1990 by merging the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics) and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems). The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) is responsible for all of the acquisition functions and programs for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, subject to the guidelines propounded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) is also in charge of the Office of Naval Research.

Organization

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions), 1990—present

Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by Secretary served under
Gerald A. Cann March 1990 January 1993 George H. W. Bush Henry L. Garrett III, Sean O'Keefe
Nora Slatkin October 22, 1993 May 16, 1995 Bill Clinton John Howard Dalton
John W. Douglass November 1995 August 1998
H. Lee Buchanan III October 2, 1998 January 20, 2001 Richard Danzig
Paul A. Schneider (acting) January 21, 2001 July 16, 2001 George W. Bush Gordon R. England
John J. Young, Jr. July 17, 2001 November 6, 2005
Delores M. Etter November 7, 2005 November 15, 2007
Donald C. Winter
John S. Thackrah (acting) November 16, 2007 July 27, 2008
Barack Obama Ray Mabus
Sean Stackley July 28, 2008 August 3, 2017
Donald Trump Richard V. Spencer
Allison Stiller (acting)[3] August 4, 2017 December 5, 2017
James Geurts[4] December 5, 2017 January 20, 2021
Kenneth Braithwaite
Frederick J. Stefany (acting)[5] January 20, 2021 Incumbent Joe Biden Thomas Harker (acting)

References

  1. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 5315
  2. ^ 10 U.S. Code 5016 re ASN duties
  3. ^ "Allison F. Stiller" (PDF). secnav.navy.mil – United States Secretary of the Navy official website (bio). Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ USNI, SOCOM’s James Geurts Nominated to Serve as Navy Acquisition Chief, September 11, 2017
  5. ^ "Frederick J. (Jay) Stefany". www.navy.mil. Retrieved 5 July 2021.