THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAUL KAMINSKI AS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR
ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY
The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul Kaminski of Fairfax Station, VA, to be the next Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.
Dr. Kaminski has had a long and distinguished career in defense technology and acquisition. He currently is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technology Strategies & Alliances, a technology oriented investment banking and consulting firm. He is also the Chairman of the Defense Science Board, and has served as a consultant to a wide variety of government agencies and organizations. From 1964 to 1984 he was a regular officer in the U.S. Air Force. From 1981-1984 he served as Director of Low Observables Technology, with responsibility for directing the development of stealth technology and associated programs in the Department of Defense. From 1977-1981 he served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Among his contributions, Dr. Kaminski has done significant work on inertial guidance systems and terminal guidance systems for the first generation of precision guided missiles.
Dr. Kaminski received his B.S. from the Air Force Academy in 1964. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1964 - 1966, receiving an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He was selected as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in 1969 and received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 1971. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year.
As Under Secretary for Acquisition for Acquisition and Technology, Dr. Kaminski will be the principal staff assistant to the Secretary for all matters relating to the acquisition of weapons and material, including research and development, testing and evaluation, production, logistics, military construction and procurement.