THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JACQUES GANSLER AS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Jacques Gansler as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.
Dr. Gansler, of McLean, Virginia, is Executive Vice President and Director at TASC (an applied information technology company), where he has been since 1977. Prior to that, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Material Acquisition; Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Electronics). Dr. Gansler also has extensive experience in the private sector. He served as Vice President at I.T.T. and as Program Manager at the Singer Corporation. Dr. Gansler was also involved in Engineering Management at the Raytheon Corporation. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Defense Science Board. Dr. Gansler received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, his M.A. in Political Economy from New School for Social Research, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the American University.
As Under Secretary for Acquisition and Technology, Dr. Gansler 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.