Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology

Director, DoD Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Taking over the program in April 2016, Ms. Frost is the Director of the DoD ManTech Program.  In this capacity, she helps coordinate collaboration across the Military Services and Agencies to reduce the acquisition, supportability, manufacturing, and repair cycle times costs of defense weapon systems.  Ms. Frost is also responsible for the Office the Secretary of Defense ManTech (OSD ManTech) Program which helps meet cross-cutting defense manufacturing needs and stimulate the early development of manufacturing processes and enterprise business practices to achieve cost-effective solutions that enable our warfighters.

Mr. Keith DeVries
Deputy Director, DoD Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. DeVries is the Deputy Director of the DoD ManTech Program.  In this capacity, he represents the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) ManTech program as Principal to the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) and oversees specialized investments in high-priority technology areas such as Hypersonics and Sustainment technologies as well as close coordination with the MII and MSTP programs to improve efficiencies across the ManTech authority.  Prior to serving as Deputy, he program managed the Manufacturing Science and Technology Program (MSTP) element within OSD ManTech.

Mr. Justin McRoberts
Program Manager, Manufacturing Science and Technology Program (MSTP)
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Mr. McRoberts currently provides program management to OSD’s joint-service Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program, providing investment into industry and government partners to transition prototype technologies to manufacturing-scale sufficient to address fielding demands and ensure an asymmetric technical advantage for our warfighters.  The diverse MSTP portfolio addresses needs across DoD and technology domains, advancing DoD’s critical technology areas and driving down acquisition and sustainment costs for fielded and next-generation technologies.

Program Manager, DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII) &
JPEO Armaments and Ammunition Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Luckowski is an Advanced Manufacturing Associate at the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  His primary role is to support OSD ManTech as the program manager for the DoD MIIs.  As government program manager for the Institutes, Mr. Luckowski works on behalf of the DoD ManTech Program to provide guidance and direction on the strategy for long-term engagement with the nine DoD MIIs and their ecosystems, which cover a spectrum of technologies from additive manufacturing to integrated photonics.

Program Manager, DoD Manufacturing Technology Education and Workforce Development Team
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Britt-Crane leads education and workforce development (EWD) efforts for DoD ManTech.  Under Mr. Britt-Crane’s leadership, the ManTech EWD team has facilitated collaboration across the nine DoD MIIs and developed a strategic framework for federal leadership in manufacturing workforce development. Mr. Britt-Crane co-chairs the Manufacturing EWD Interagency Working Group for the NSTC Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing as well as the DoD Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group EWD Council.


Service Manufacturing Technology Program Leadership

Dr. Timothy L. White
Program Deputy, Manufacturing Technology & Technology Maturation Initiative
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Dr. Timothy L. White serves as the Army Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) & Technology Maturation Initiative (TMI) Program Deputy in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research & Technology (DASA R&T) where he provides oversight and execution for technology maturation and manufacturing efforts.  As part of his responsibilities, he represents the Army interests for the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program and serves as the Army Principal for the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) on behalf of the DASA(R&T).  

Navy ManTech
Mr. Neil Graf 

Program Officer, Manufacturing Technology
Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy

Mr. Graf serves as a Program Officer within the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) ManTech program, where he has overseen the Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) since 2005. His duties include developing new projects and executing existing projects, fiscal planning and monitoring, and coordination with industry and other Navy commands to identify manufacturing needs and to ensure successful implementation.

Air Force ManTech
Dr. Charles Ward
Chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Ward is chief of the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory. He leads the Air Force’s $139 million annual investment in Manufacturing Technology, which seeks to increase producibility and reduce manufacturing cost and risk for technology insertion into Air Force weapon systems. He also provides execution oversight of $2.2 billion in the Defense Production Act Title III program, which establishes, modernizes, and maintains critical industrial capabilities for the Department of Defense.

Mr. David M. Koch
Director, Research & Development, Enterprise Service Activity
(J68) Information Operations
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Mr. Koch leads the Defense Logistics Agency’s Logistics Research and Development program at the Defense Logistics Agency, managing an annual budget valued over $100M. He maintains oversight of programs focused on Castings, Forgings, Batteries, Additive Manufacturing, Military Uniforms, Combat Rations, Micro-electronics, Energy, Storage and Distribution, and other areas charged with fostering innovation in logistics and supply chain management. He also manages the strategic and technology accelerator teams in coordination with R&D.

Ms. Denise Harris
Acting Director, Industrial Manufacturing Technology
Missile Defense Agency

Ms. Harris is the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Director (Acting) for Industrial Manufacturing Technology.  In this role, she is responsible for MDA research related to Manufacturing Technologies for current and future MDA systems.  Additionally, she manages industrial base policy and assessments across all MDA programs.  Ms. Harris has served as the Deputy Director for Industrial Manufacturing Technology, subsequent to her duties as the Advanced Electronics and Photonics Manufacturing Lead.  She has over 23 years of experience supporting the DoD with experience related to systems engineering, optical systems, electronics and manufacturing technologies.  Ms. Harris has supported the MDA since 2015.