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Release No: 499-95
September 14, 1995

UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCESREORGANIZATION

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Paul Kaminski announced today a reorganization affecting three organizations reporting within the acquisition and technology structure of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The changes affect the office of the deputy under secretary of Defense for Advanced Technology, the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Organization (DARO), and the Dual Use Technology Policy (DUTP) office.

The new Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Advanced Technology, John M. Bachkosky, replaces Larry Lynn in the position. Lynn, who is also the director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, had served in this position for the last two years. Lynn had played a key role in establishing the Department's Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) program. Bachkosky will assume responsibility for managing the ACTD program and report directly to Kaminski.

The DARO, headed by Maj. Gen. Kenneth Israel, will now report directly to Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology R. Noel Longuemare. Israel had previously reported to Lynn, the former deputy under secretary for advanced technology. This change was made to reflect the maturing status of the Department's airborne reconnaissance programs. The new reporting relationship supports management of a more acquisition oriented, rather than technology oriented, program portfolio.

The DUTP office will now report to Anita Jones, the director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E). The DUTP office had previously reported through the position vacated by Kenneth Flamm in the office of the assistant secretary of Defense for Economic Security. The reporting change was made to consolidate technology policy under the DDR&E.

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