Alan Jaeger is the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) manager for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) and the director of the U.S. Navy’s NavalX (Naval Agility Office) Ventura Tech Bridge.
As ORTA manager and Tech Bridge Director, Jaeger is the command’s primary contact to academic institutions and industry entities for partnerships and collaboration initiatives. He is responsible for building
and maintaining strategic relationships that accelerate technology transition/transfer for the fleet and warfighter. Jaeger also supports the command’s chief technology officer (CTO) and administers non-federal acquisition agreements, partnership intermediary agreements, collaborative research and development agreements and educational partnership agreements.
Jaeger has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Business Administration in business management from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. He is also Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in systems planning, research, development and engineering. Jaeger’s experience includes positions in federal, state and local government, as well as academic institutions and the private sector with more than 20 years in technology design, management and manufacturing both domestically and internationally.
Jaeger was instrumental in establishing the FATHOMWERX innovation Lab, now part of the Navy’s NavalX Tech Bridge network. The lab received the Ventura County Economic Development Association’s 2020 Public-Private Partnership award and the Pacific Coast Business Times Central Coast Innovation Award. Jaeger is a recipient of the Navy Civilian Service Commendation Award.