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Dr. David A. Honey, Director, Science and Technology, Acquisition, Technology and Facilities (AT&F), and Assistant Deputy Director, National Intelligence for Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. David A. Honey currently serves as the Director, Science and Technology, and as the Assistant Deputy Director, National Intelligence for Science and Technology. In this assignment, he is responsible for the development of effective strategies, policies, and programs that lead to the successful integration of science and technology capabilities into operational systems.
Prior to this assignment, Dr. Honey served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), from August 31, 2009 – November 4, 2011. He was responsible for policy and oversight of DoD Science and Technology programs from Basic Research through Advanced Technology Development. He was also responsible for oversight of DoD laboratories, ensuring the long-term strategic direction of the Department’s S&T programs, and for developing those technologies needed for continued technological superiority of U.S. forces.
Before that, Dr. Honey was the Defense Sector General Manager and a Senior Vice President in a small business pursuing innovations in the fields of advanced sensors, communications, UAVs and undersea warfare technology. Dr. Honey also served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Honey was the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO), Director of the Advanced Technology Office (ATO), and Deputy Director and Program Manager of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). While at DARPA, he led efforts in optoelectronics, networks, communications, information assurance, network centric-warfare applications, information assurance, sensor systems, space and near-space sensors and structures, maritime technology, underground facility detection and characterization, alternative energy, and chemical-biological defense.
Dr. Honey is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who began his military career as a pilot (B-52D/H and FB-111) and later transitioned into managing a wide variety of technical programs involving intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
He received a B.S. in Photographic Science from Rochester Institute of Technology; an M.S. in Optical Science from the University of Arizona; an M.S. in Engineering Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT); and a Ph.D. in Solid State Science from Syracuse University.