Joint Advisory Committee

The Joint Advisory Committee annually reviews the Laboratory's proposal for programs to be undertaken in the subsequent fiscal year and the following years according to the five-year plan.

Lincoln Laboratory in springMr. Stephen Welby – Chair
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Ms. Darlene Costello
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Major General Robert McMurry Jr.
Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory

Ms. Betty Sapp
Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Mrs. Katharina (Katrina) McFarland
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Mr. Sean Stackley
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition

Vice Admiral James Syring
Director, Missile Defense Agency

Dr. Steven Walker
Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


Joint Advisory Committee Executive Group

The Joint Advisory Committee Executive Group is made up of representatives from key sponsoring agencies, who assist the Joint Advisory Committee in reviewing technical programs, and from a contracting administrative agency that monitors overall Laboratory operations.

Major General Robert McMurry Jr. – Chair
Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory

Ms. Kathy Watern – Vice Chair
Executive Director, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Dr. Susan Durham
Director, Advanced Systems and Technology
National Reconnaissance Office

Dr. William Chappell
Director, Microsystems Technology Office,
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Mr. Richard Matlock
Deputy Program Executive for Advanced Technology
Missile Defense Agency

Mr. Kristopher Gardner
Director (A) for Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology

Ms. Cheryl Mawhinney
Technical Director, Laboratory of Physical Sciences
National Security Agency

Captain John Gearhart
Assistant Chief of Naval Research
Office of Naval Research

Dr. John Stubstad
Director, Space and Sensor Systems,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering

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