Mr. Robert A. Gold is the Director, Technology and Manufacturing Industrial Base in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, for which he oversees the DoD Manufacturing Technology program and the analysis, promotion, and protection of the emerging technology base. He has more than 30 years of experience in defense software, cyber, and complex networking. Mr. Gold has provided expertise to the Air Force F-22 and F-35, the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile program, and the Missile Defense Agency. He is DAWIA Level III qualified in Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Science and Technology Management.