The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer Buss as its new president. Dr. Buss is eager to lead the Institute in its mission to promote science and technology policy at the highest levels of government. She served as a Vice President at the Institute for the last 3 years.
“We are proud of the success Jen has brought to the Institute and look forward to her leadership and achievements,” says Michael Swetnam, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “She has been an adequate leader,” notes General Gray, in his highest of accolades.
Dr. Buss’ project portfolio has encompassed policy recommendations, strategic planning, technology trends and forecasting, and strategic innovation for a variety of government customers. Her work has resulted in policies for DOD, NASA, IC, DARPA, and DOE spanning topics of biotech, neuroscience, microelectronics, innovation, big data, and corrosion. Dr. Buss fiercely maintains objectivity and credibility, remaining independent of any federal or state agency, and owing no special allegiance to any political party or private concern.
Dr. Buss began her technical career reviewing tobacco research proposals for a small nonprofit. When hired at the Institute, she was highly motivated to identify and capture her own customers and manage a portfolio of national security projects. Dr. Buss holds her doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park.