RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT & ACQUISITION (RDA)
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RDA) is the Navy RDA Community Lead. As such, the DON M&S Executive chairs the M&S Governance Board and leads the RDA Community. The RDA Community Lead is responsible for coordinating and prioritizing M&S needs, requirements, and technologies; implementing policy and guidance; supporting interoperability and reuse of M&S across Navy; maintaining technical cognizance; and pursuing and promoting M&S initiatives. The RDA Community sponsors the RDA M&S Forum comprising M&S Forums in each of the Systems Commands (NAVAIR, NAVSEA, SPAWAR and MCSC).