Vipin Narang appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
MIT Political Science and the MIT Security Studies Program are proud to announce that Vipin Narang, Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science, was sworn in as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy on Monday, March 28, 2022.
Narang will work as deputy to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Dr. John Plumb. The office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy is responsible for interagency coordination and international engagement on space policy and strategy, which includes nuclear, cyber, and missile defense policy.
“Through his extensive research, Vipin is the country’s leading scholar of nuclear strategy and proliferation,” said M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and director of the Security Studies Program.
David A. Singer, the Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck professor and head of MIT’s Department of Political Science, applauded the DoD’s choice on Tuesday morning. “Vipin is level-headed, collaborative, and whip-smart. I can think of no better person to help guide DoD policy in this crucial domain,” he said.
Narang will take a public service leave of absence from his position as the Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Political Science at MIT while working at the Department of Defense.
Full story at MIT SSP.