Dr. David Pittman is the Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (more commonly known as ERDC). As Director, he manages one of the most diverse research organizations in the world – seven laboratories located in four states, with more than 2,100 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities, and a $1 billion annual program. The center’s research and development supports the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects. Dr. Pittman is also the Director of Research and Development and Chief Scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In that role, he is responsible for creating policy and performing strategic planning, direction and oversight of research & development for the Corps’ Military and Civil Works programs and for the Warfighter. He advises the Chief of Engineers on matters of science and technology and sets conditions for success in all science and technology conducted in the Corps.