April 17, 2019

Air Force Chief Technology Officer Position to Oversee S&T

Featuring Paul Scharre

Source: Air Force Magazine

Journalist Rachel S. Cohen

The Air Force plans to appoint a new chief technology officer to direct the $2.8 billion science and technology enterprise and consider which future tech areas would benefit the service the most.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Wednesday she signed an implementation memo so a "design agent" within the acquisition branch can start planning what the CTO's responsibilities would be, whether that person will be uniformed or civilian, and where within the service he or she would sit.

The Air Force already has CTOs, including Frank Konieczny, a senior executive within the information dominance branch who has held the position for nearly a decade, and Paul Antonik, acting CTO for the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Read the full article and more in Air Force Magazine.

Authors

  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and th...