Director, Test and Evaluation Division National Urban Security Technology Laboratory Science & Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Jared Oren is a Test and Evaluation (T&E) Division Director at the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), a government-owned and government-operated laboratory of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate.
As a new T&E Division Director, Jared oversees NUSTL’s Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) T&E portfolio. In coordination with DHS S&T’s Office of Mission & Capability Support (MCS), he looks to continue NUSTL’s recent successes in development, evaluation, and technology transfer of new tools and knowledge products that support local and state first responders, emergency managers, incident commanders and decision makers as they counter emerging airborne threats in a variety of settings.
Jared brings 17 years of experience leading organizations and individuals to accomplish a variety of military engineering missions worldwide—from rapid research and development to combat engineering and construction. He started his federal service in 2004 as a Platoon Leader with the U.S. Army where he was responsible for the welfare, training, deployment preparation and operations of 28 personnel in Ramadi, Iraq and Schweinfurt, Germany. He served for eight years as Chief of the Engineering Resources Branch, at the U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold
Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), growing a branch of 18 personnel to 57 and overseeing a varied RDTE program in cold regions pavements and materials, systems engineering, energy, and oil spill cleanup. He also served a temporary detail as Chief of the Research & Engineering Division, overseeing five R&D branches comprised of 185 engineers, scientists, technicians, and administrative personnel.
Jared’s honors and awards include the ERDC R&D Achievement Award, ERDC Technology Transfer Award, ERDC Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emerging Leader Award, and the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service. He has authored a number of publications cataloguing R&D successes in cold weather concrete, novel pavements and materials monitoring and evaluation, and various operations research topics impacting the Department of Defense (DoD). He holds an M.S. in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His personal hobbies include music (classical and jazz violin, piano) and running.