The President today announced his intention to nominate Victor H. Reis, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of Defense Research and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Defense. He would succeed Charles M. Herzfeld.
Since 1990 Dr. Reis has served as Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 1989 - 1990; special assistant to the director in the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989; senior vice president for strategic planning at the Science Applications International Corp., 1983 - 1989; and Assistant Director for National Security and Space in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, 1981 - 1983. From 1973 to 1981, Dr. Reis served on the senior staff at the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Reis graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1957); Yale University (M.S., 1958); and Princeton University (M.S. and Ph.D., 1962). He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.