THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID R. OLIVER, JR. AS PRINCIPAL DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY
The President today announced his intent to nominate David R. Oliver, Jr., as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.
Mr. David R. Oliver, Jr., of Idaho, is currently Director of Business Development and Technology for Naval Systems, Northrop Grumann Electronic Sensors and Systems Division, where he has been for almost a year. From 1995 to 1996, he was Director of the ICR Program and Manager for Analysis and Evaluation from Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group. In 1995, he retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral (Upper Half). His last assignment was as the Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, where he served in both policy-making and line officer positions, including serving as the Commander of all Attack Submarines on the West Coast at one point, and Chief of Staff at the Seventh Fleet in another assignment.
Mr. Oliver received his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy in Marine Engineering, and his M.A. from American University in Political Science and International Affairs.
The Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Acquistion and Technology serves as the second ranking acquisition official for the Department of Defense. The Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisition and Technology advises the Secretary of Defense on all matters relating to the Defense acquisition process.