THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Orlando, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 9, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HERBERT LEE BUCHANAN, III AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Herbert Lee Buchanan, III as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition for the Department of the Navy.
Dr. Herbert Buchanan, of Oakton, Virginia, has worked at the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency since 1985, culminating in his appointment as Deputy Director in March of 1996. He is also the Director of the Dual Use Applications Program for the Department of Defense. From 1982 to 1985, he was Division Manager for Applied Science at TITAN Corp. He was a senior physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1979 to 1982, and was a naval flight officer on active duty with the Navy from 1971 to 1978.
Dr. Buchanan received his B.S. in 1971, and his M.S. in 1972, both in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of California at Berkeley/Davis in 1985. He is also currently a Captain in the US Naval Reserves.
The Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition oversees the Department of the Navy's research, development and acquisition resources, including its shipbuilding, aviation, weaponry, and communications and surveillance programs.