Mr. Dave Tremper




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DARPA, Strategic Technology Office (STO)

Mr. Dave Tremper

Mr. Dave Tremper joined DARPA as a Program Manager in June 2017. Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Tremper served nine years as a program manager in electronic warfare (EW) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) where he managed applied research programs in the areas of EW and counter-intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C-ISR) for both stand-alone and networked systems applications. During his time with ONR he led the development and successful transition of new electronic support (ES) and electronic attack (EA) capabilities into surface, submarine, air and ground platforms for anti-ship missile defense (ASMD), C-ISR, suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD), counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) and platform protection operations. He also worked closely with the joint services while managing the technology development strategy for Joint Counter-Radio Controlled IED EW (JCREW) science and technology when that responsibility transferred from the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to ONR in 2010. While at ONR Mr. Tremper received numerous awards including both the Department of the Navy Meritorious and Superior Civilian Service Awards, the ONR Future Naval Capability (FNC) Program Manager of the Year Award and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Scientific Achievement Award. He currently serves as the member-at-large for EW to the NATO Systems, Concepts and Integration (SCI) Panel.


From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Tremper served as an electronics engineer and section head at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division. There he developed and integrated EW payloads into a variety of platforms, both manned and unmanned, as well as researched and applied biologically inspired swarming concepts to Naval EW operations.


Mr. Tremper received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Catholic University of America (CUA) and his Master of Science in electrical engineering from Clarkson University with additional coursework following his Master’s degree at both Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and CUA. He served as an adjunct professor at CUA in electrical engineering from 2004-2008.