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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Unmanned Systems


Mr. Frank Kelley

Mission Statement

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems (DASN (UxS)) serves as the principle advocate for and advisor to Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition) (ASN(RDA)) on all matters pertaining to unmanned systems, cradle to grave. We work across the entire USN and USMC community to promote the development and integration of unmanned systems into the distributed force of the future. DASN(UxS) brings together all unmanned systems stakeholders to streamline their efforts towards successful development, employment, and sustainment of unmanned systems; we have a duty to transform the naval force by expanding existing unmanned capabilities and enabling new ones and to imbed unmanned systems of systems into our existing structure, making them a force multiplier for the warfighter. To execute this mission, DASN(UxS) endeavors to be:

    • Deliberate and disciplined in our approach to integrating unmanned systems
    • Transparent and communicative with and among our community
    • Providing visibility of ongoing efforts, gaps in capabilities, and strengths and weakness of our community
    • Seeking opportunities for and promoting collaboration across the enterprise

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