Ms. Jacqueline S. Janning-Lask, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Engineering and Technical Management Services, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The directorate ensures America's air, space, and cyber forces have superior Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, precision engagement, and electronic warfare systems capabilities by developing, demonstrating and transitioning advanced sensors and sensing technologies. The directorate’s primary areas of technology investment include radio frequency sensing; net-centric spectrum warfare; electro-optical sensors and countermeasures; automatic target recognition; performance based sensing; and electronic devices. Ms. Janning-Lask oversees an annual budget of more than $900 million, and directs the activities of approximately 1,200 scientists, engineers, and support.
Ms. Janning-Lask began her federal service in the Aeronautical Systems Division’s Engineering Directorate in 1988 as a systems engineer. She has held numerous management and technical positions within the Air Force Research Laboratory, and acquisition communities. She most recently served as Chief, Science & Technology Management Division, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Science, Technology & Engineering) at the Pentagon.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Systems Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
1994 Master of Science, Systems Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2004 Master of Business Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2011 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2019 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
1. August 1988–March 1998, Lead Systems Engineer T-1A Ground Based Training System, Joint Primary Aircraft Training System Ground Based Training Information Management System, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. March 1998–March 2002, Plans and Programs Engineer, Directorate of Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Center Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. March 2002–May 2003, Technical Expert, Simulators System Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. May 2003–June 2004, Sloan Fellow, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
5. June 2004–October 2006, Technical Specialist, Systems Engineering Division, Engineering and Technical Management Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. October 2006–February 2009, Director of Engineering and Integration, 643rd Electronic Systems Squadron, 554th Electronic Systems Group, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. February 2009–December 2011, Strategic Planning and Transformational Initiative Division Chief, Plans and Programs Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. December 2011–April 2015, Chief, Aerospace Components Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. April 2015–October 2018, Director of Engineering, Agile Combat Support Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. October 2018–January 2020, Chief, Science & Technology Management Division, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Science, Technology & Engineering), the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. January 2020–present, Director, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
2000, 2006 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2006 Air Force Material Command Mid-Career Level Engineer of the Year
2015, 2019 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2018 AFCEA Distinguished Award for Excellence in Engineering
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III
Science and Technology Management, Level III
Program Management, Level I
Test and Evaluation, Level I
(Current as of February 2020)