Doug Deason

CEO

Deason Research LLC

Dr. Deason is CEO of Deason Research LLC, engaged in management of technology and innovation, particularly focusing on initiating and maturing research and development programs in the federal enterprise. He has a 40-year career in research and development. He retired in 2018 as the Director of Advanced Research for the Missile Defense Agency,  overseeing small business, university and industrial research portfolios with a budget of over $140M annually. He is a frequently requested speaker at national and regional conferences in areas such as proposal writing, the SBIR/STTR program, working with prime contractors, and maturing technology through federal funding, as well as missile defense, nanotechnology, and advanced materials for challenging applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.