Dr. Andrew Nuss




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DARPA, Tactical Technology Office (TTO)

Dr. Andrew Nuss

Dr. Andrew Nuss joined DARPA in November 2017 as a Program Manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include unmanned maritime systems, robotic naval systems, advanced maritime architectures and their rapid fielding, and novel approaches to increase platform survivability.


Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Nuss served as a Program Manager in the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) where he led the development and transition of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) and long range surface-to-surface munitions. Previously, he has held positions at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) focused on the survivability of surface ships and submarines. Dr. Nuss has also served as a professional lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Naval Construction and Engineering program.


Dr. Nuss holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He earned a Master of Science in aerospace and mechanical engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in systems engineering from George Washington University. He also holds a Master of Science in systems analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.