The White House (Sept. 8, 2005): personnel announcement.
The president intends to nominate Dr. Delores M. Etter, of Maryland, to be assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition). Etter currently serves as a professor for the electrical engineering department at the United States Naval Academy. From June 1998 through July 2001, she served as the deputy under secretary of defense for science and technology. During part of this tenure, Etter also assumed the position of acting director of defense for research and engineering. Earlier in her career, Etter was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, as well as a faculty member in electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Mexico. Etter received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Wright State University and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.