Dr. Jeffrey Nadaner

Dr. Jeffrey Nadaner

OUSD(A&S) | Government Microelectronics Panel

Dr. Jeffrey Nadaner

Dr. Jeffrey (Jeb) Nadaner is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. He assesses, protects, invests in, and promotes the U.S. and allied aerospace, defense, and commercial industrial bases to meet the country's national economic security needs.

Dr. Nadaner has over two decades of private and public sector experience, across both the technology and policy domains. He has extensive expertise in the American and allied innovation ecosystem; the Defense Production Act; national defense and business strategy; industrial relations, analysis, and sustainment; global supply chains, and markets; competition and threats; informational and industrial security; CFIUS and investment controls; export administration and enforcement; small business programs; and COVID and public health supply chains.

At the Lockheed Martin Corporation, he served as the Vice President of Engineering and Technology, and Director of Business Development and Strategy in Information Systems and Global Solutions. Within the Department of Defense, he led the US Marine Corps Krulak Center of Innovation. He has been the Vice President of Government Affairs of JINSA. He has further served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations, where his contributions resulted in Secretary of Defense Robert Gates awarding him the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

He has been a Member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, senior speechwriter to Secretary of State Colin Powell, successful start-up entrepreneur, and U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney.

He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University, J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from Duke University.

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