Mr. Albert A. Sciarretta

 Senior Research Fellow

Albert SciarrettaPhone: 703-517-2143
Areas of Expertise: Gaming and Simulation Design; Insurgency/Irregular Warfare; Science and Technology; German

Mr. Albert A. Sciarretta is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), National Defense University. As a Senior Research Fellow, he assesses Army S&T efforts; as well as broader DoD technology and analytical needs. He recently led an assessment of Army micro-autonomous systems in support of small unit operations, which resulted in the publication of CTNSP Defense & Technology Paper (DTP) #80. He is currently writing DTPs on human dimension and network needs for dismounted Soldiers and infantry squads. He has also supported the development of counterinsurgency (COIN)-focused analytical tools, methodologies, metrics, and doctrine. For example, he participated in a NATO effort to develop a methodology and metrics for transitioning Afghanistan provinces to the central government of Afghanistan; and supported a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) effort to develop Joint doctrine for conducting COIN assessments. He is a subject matter expert on various S&T topic areas, as well as test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, counterterrorism, assessment of human performance, and urban operations. Mr. Sciarretta is also president of CNS Technologies, Inc., for which he supportsDoD efforts related to assessing advanced military technologies, developing science and technology (S&T) investment strategies, and designing and executing tactical through operational demonstrations and experiments which include the development of metrics and the use of integrated live-virtual-constructive simulations. Mr. Sciarretta is a retired Army armor officer, whose service included operational assignments, instructing at the U.S. Military Academy, acting as a technology officer on armored vehicle task forces, and serving as Assistant to the Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Materiel Command. He has dual M.S. degrees — Operations Research and Mechanical Engineering — from Stanford University, and a B.S. degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy. He has participated in many study committees at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and within the DoD; as well as Army-sponsored independent review teams. He recently participated in a NAS committee on “Making the Soldier Decisive on Future Battlefields” and was one of the principal authors of the final report.


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