Daniel Patt

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Dr. Daniel Patt joined the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments as a Non-resident Senior Fellow in January 2018 after serving at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as the Deputy Director for the Strategic Technologies Office. 

At DARPA, he led development of a strategy for renewed conventional military advantage focused on achieving decision superiority and risk distribution. He led investments enabling robust distributed systems architectures in a technology portfolio including battle management, command and control; communications and networking; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and electronic warfare. He has extensive industry experience in developing products centered on cutting edge autonomy, artificial intelligence, robotics, and unmanned systems.

In 2017, Dr. Patt supported the Deputy Secretary of Defense in leading an effort to define a new modernization initiative for the Department of Defense. In this role, he advised the 2017 National Defense Strategy drafting group.  He is a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Honoree and is the recipient of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing and fielding advanced situational awareness software and networking tools in support of combat operations.


B.S., M.S., and Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan