Dr. Chris Michienzi (ST)

Chief Technology Officer DASD, Industrial Policy and Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment

Dr. Christine (Chris) Michienzi is an ST in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She is the Chief Technology Officer for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Industrial Policy and for the Undersecretary of Defense (USD) for Acquisition and Sustainment. She provides technical expertise and strategic guidance to the DASD and USD on critical defense industrial base issues and mitigations in acquisition and sustainment technology areas such as critical chemicals, hypersonics, microelectronics, and strategic systems.

Main Conference Day 1

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

12:00 Assessing, Promoting & Protecting the Industrial Base to Enable Directed Energy Capability Proliferation

The Industrial Policy office supports the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment by providing detailed analysis and in-depth understanding of the increasingly global, commercial, and financially complex industrial supply chain essential to our national defense. This session will highlight the ongoing technological efforts to support DE industrial policy support efforts and aims.


  • Developing DoD policies for the maintenance of the US directed energy defense industrial base
  • Ensuring robust, secure, resilient & innovative industrial capabilities for future Warfighter requirements
  • Support to directed energy tech development strategy

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