Ms. Kendra Meggett-Carr is the Director of the Department of Navy’s (DON) Technology Transfer (T2) Program at the Office of Naval Research and on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Research, coordinates, directs, and manages the promotion and transfer of naval technology to other government organizations, commercial enterprise, and
academia. The DON T2 Program Office establishes the operational policies and procedures required for program execution by the 48 laboratory representatives responsible for technology transfer across the Navy and Marine Corps; and liaises across the numerous Federal, DOD, DON and non-governmental activities involved with the T2 program.
Prior to her current position, at the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Headquarters, Ms. Meggett-Carr managed the technology transfer program across the seven subordinate commands and coordinated program activities with Department of Army’s Technology Transfer Program Manager. In headquarters, she advised Commanding General CCDC and the command staff on the development, implementation, and management of collaborative partnership policy and initiatives to enhance the command’s strategic mission.
She was instrumental in the planning and marketing of the Army’s technology transfer program and prototype technology at the AUSA’s first Innovator’s Corner; and in cooperation with the State of Maryland, local government, and laboratories, successfully launched the DefTech business incubator in Havre De Grace, Maryland.
Prior to joining the T2 community, Ms. Meggett-Carr was a Survivability and Lethality Evaluator at the Army’s Evaluation Center, Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) for ACAT Programs of Record. As part of the Ballistics, Air Systems Division, her portfolio included Air-to-Ground Missiles, Ground Attack Munitions, Personnel Protection Equipment, and Ground Vehicles.
Before becoming a government civilian, Ms. Meggett-Carr held several industry positions. These included Senior Systems Engineer for Missile Control and Communications of the NonLine of Sight – Launch System at Lockheed Martin; Senior Analyst for SAIC, Inc. providing modeling, simulation and test infrastructure support to ATEC’s developmental test centers; and Flight Control Systems Design Engineer on both the RAH-66 Comanche and V-22 Osprey at the Boeing Company.
Ms. Meggett-Carr holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Widener University and a Master of Science in technical management from Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of the USDA’s Executive Leadership Program and has received the Army’s Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.