Former Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise
University of Maryland School of Public Affairs Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise
2101 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742
United States

The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, was a professor and held the Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; he was also the Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. As the third-ranking civilian at the Pentagon from 1997–2001, Dr. Gansler was responsible for all research and development, acquisition reform, logistics, advanced technology, environmental security, defense industry, and numerous other security programs. Before joining the Clinton administration, Dr. Gansler held a variety of positions in government and the private sector, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Material Acquisition), Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Electronics), Senior Vice President at TASC, Vice President of ITT, and engineering and management positions with Singer and Raytheon Corporations. Throughout his career, Dr. Gansler had written, published, testified, and taught on subjects related to his work. He was the author of five books and over 100 articles. His most recent book was Democracy’s Arsenal: Creating a 21st Century Defense Industry (MIT Press, 2011).