Ms. Khine Latt re-joined DARPA as the deputy director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO) in May 2018. Prior to Ms. Latt's return to STO, she served as the executive director and director of analysis in the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), where she was responsible for analysis and assessment of future concepts, systems, and capabilities being developed and demonstrated across SCO. From November 2013 to November 2016, Ms. Latt was deputy director of STO, with an office portfolio encompassing distributed systems of systems, intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), communications and networking, battle management/command and control, and positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) in air, maritime, undersea, and space domains. From October 2012 to October 2013, Ms. Latt served as technical director of the SCO during its start-up year. Ms. Latt was a program manager at DARPA from 2003-2011 where she developed and managed both systems and technology programs in maritime applications, novel system concepts in sensors and processing, hydrodynamics/hydroacoustics, undersea propulsion, ocean wave power, nanomaterials and nanostructures, thermoelectrics, microbatteries, and fuel cells.
Ms. Latt’s prior background includes a self-owned business, industry, university-affiliated research center, and Navy science and technology and research and development. As an independent consultant, she supported client internal strategic initiatives in corporate growth, opportunity development, and technical investigations. In industry, she developed new initiatives for a synthetic aperture radar system for UAVs. At the Applied Research Lab at the Pennsylvania State University, she developed new initiatives for the lab director. At the Office of Naval Research, she was the program officer for Undersea Weapons and Torpedo Defense.
Ms. Latt holds a Master of Science in engineering science and electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
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