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science and technology executive

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Within DoD, senior authorities responsible for the planning and oversight of the DoD S&T program. S&T Executives include the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) (ASD(R&E)), who is also the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of DoD; the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology (DASA(R&T)), who also is the Army's Chief Scientist; the Chief of Naval Research, who is also the Assistant Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Science and Technology; and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering.