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Dr. Richard W. Linderman, a member of the Scientific and Professional Cadre of Senior Executives, is the Deputy Director for Information Systems and Cyber Technologies in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering.  In this position he provides the senior leadership and oversight of all Department of Defense science and technology programs in the areas of information technology; cyber security; autonomy; high performance computing and advanced computing; software and embedded systems; networks and communications; and large data and data-enabled decision making tools.  He also has cognizance over the complete spectrum of efforts in computers and software technology, communications, information assurance, and information management and distribution.

Dr. Linderman was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May 1980. Upon completing four years of graduate studies, he entered active-duty, teaching computer architecture courses and leading related research at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was assigned to Rome Air Development Center in 1988, where he led surveillance signal processing architecture activities. In 1991, he transitioned from active-duty to civil service as a senior electronics engineer at Rome Laboratory, becoming a principal engineer in 1997. During these years, he pioneered three dimensional packaging of embedded architectures and led the Department of Defense community exploring signal and image processing applications of high performance computers. He conceived and demonstrated the use of PS3 gaming consoles to architect supercomputers with outstanding affordability and power efficiency. Dr. Linderman holds seven U.S. patents with three pending U.S. Patent Applications and has published more than 90 journal, conference and technical papers.

1980 Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 
1981 Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.  
1984 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1985 Academic Instructors School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1987 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Innovation in Science and Technology, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1. 1984 - 1985, instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1985 - 1988, assistant professor of electrical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1988 - 1991, Technical Director, Strategic Defense Initiative Signal Processing Architectures, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
4. 1991 - 1997, Senior Electronics Engineer, Surveillance Directorate, Rome Laboratory, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
5. 1997 - 2001, Principal Engineer, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
6. 2001 - 2004, special assistant to the Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
7. 2004 - 2010, Senior Scientist, Advanced Computing Architectures, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
8. 2010 - 2015, Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
9. 2015 - present, Deputy Director for Information Systems and Cyber Technologies in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
1980  Distinguished graduate, ROTC, Cornell University
1988  Charles A. Stone Award, Air Force Institute of Technology
1993  Ralph I. Cole Engineer of the Year, Rome Laboratory
1994  R&D 100 Award for Innovation, R&D Magazine
1994 and 1995 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Technology Transfer
1995 Science and Engineering Award, Air Force Association
1995 General Ronald W. Yates Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Air Force Systems Command
1999  Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory
2001 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2008, 2011, 2012   International Achievement Awards, The Technical Cooperation Program 
2009  Meritorious Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award
2014  Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Test and Evaluation Association
Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honorary Societies

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