Jeff Waksman is a program manager for the Strategic Capabilities Office, within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to this job his prior federal service was for Congress and for NASA. In Congress he advised members on science and technology issues, and he then served as a senior policy adviser to the NASA Administrator on issues of strategy, planning, and interagency regulatory reform. Prior to his federal service he worked in the private sector for IBM, where he was a staff scientist working on advanced semiconductor programs such as quantum computing and heterogeneous integration. His PhD is in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, with a Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering.
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