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Allen D Walker

Allen D Walker portrait
(703) 292-2291
E 12436
Senior Advisor


Allen Walker is a senior advisor in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s newly established Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP). In this position, Walker focuses on potential partnerships though engagement with stakeholders across government, academia, industry, and nonprofits. He also advises directorate leadership on research and development strategy and policy. He acts as the TIP Chief of Staff supporting the Assistant Director.

Prior to joining the NSF in 2023, Walker was the Special Assistant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director, advising on transitioning advanced technologies to the U.S. Army.  In 2022, he retired from the U.S. Army after a 26-year distinguished military career, including 10 years in leadership and senior positions. Walker holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Drew University and a master’s degree in operations from the U.S. Air Force Air University.<<