WASHINGTON — U.S Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will serve as acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, DoD announced on July 13.
Kratsios will take over the position previously held by Mike Griffin. Mark Lewis was named acting deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, a post previously held by Lisa Porter.
“In seeking to fill this position we wanted someone with experience in identifying and developing new technologies and working closely with a wide range of industry partners,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement.
Kratsios was confirmed as the fourth CTO of the United States in August 2019.
Original Source: By Sandra Erwin Space News