URA welcomes Mr. Ted Wackler (P.E.) as its new Deputy Executive Director.  Mr. Wackler most recently served at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in several senior roles including Chief of Staff and Acting Director.  At OSTP, working with the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and other White House and Departmental leadership, he provided direction on the full spectrum of national-level science and technology policy activities and was responsible for all administrative functions of OSTP.  Prior to OSTP Mr. Wackler was the Executive Director of the Intelligence Science Board, and a senior engineer at The MITRE Corporation.  His career began as a naval flight officer, with operational tours in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.  A licensed professional engineer, he has degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Oklahoma in aerospace engineering and civil engineering.