Y.H. Eric Kim

Executive Director, Office of Strategic Intelligence & Analysis

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Mr. Y. H. “Eric” Kim is the Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Analysis (OSI&A), serving as the principal analytic officer for the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)) by providing independent comparative technical analyses of military capabilities of the U.S. and its competitors. He is responsible for developing technical and operational assessmentss with intelligence-and threat-informed analysis in support of DoD technology investment and acquisition decisions to achieve technical overmatch. In addition, he serves as principal advisor to the USD(R&E) for providing decision advantage across the DoD Science & Technology Enterprise through integrated assessments of current, emerging, and disruptive capability developments and research across joint warfighting domains.

Mr. Kim previously served as Director of the Defense Technology Analysis Office and Executive Secretary of DoD’s Reliance 21 and Science and Technology (S&T) Community of Interest for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role he was responsible for fostering Joint-Service research on common elements of cross-cutting S&T areas and facilitating concept exploration efforts and studies of alternative concepts for the Department. Mr. Kim also spent 10 years at the Department of Army as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and Program Executive Offices.