Julie Ann Shaff

Deputy Director, NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge

After a successful eight-year career as a defense contractor, Dr. Julie Shaff began her civilian Navy career as an operations research analyst in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) in 2016. Dr. Shaff’s primary responsibilities were developing modeling and simulation to provide quantitative analysis for ship on-board repair parts, installations and overall product support. In 2018 Dr. Shaff was nominated and awarded the NAVSEA Art Diaz Award for demonstrating “22 Attributes of a Good Team Member.”  During her time in the NADP program, she completed an external rotation assignment at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, providing direct support to Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems 2.0 (PEO IWS 2.0). Also in 2018, she was selected to serve as the maintenance task lead for the Maritime Electronic Warfare Division (WXM).

In 2019 Dr. Shaff was selected to work for PEO IWS 2.0 as the product support manager for AN/SLQ-32(V)1-(V)6 to examine product lines and identify improvements, optimize costs, system performance and sustainment, establish metrics, provide expertise relative to the development, review, and acceptance of products. She spent significant time coordinating with logistics leads, engineers, In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA), program office leadership, and contractors to optimize system support.

Dr. Shaff took the position of the technology transfer agreements administrator and the NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge deputy director in July of 2020. She is responsible for strategic execution and management of the legal agreements for NSWC Crane’s labs, intellectual capital and partnerships to further enhance the research and development capabilities of NSWC Crane. The partnerships she establishes enable scientists and engineers to collaborate with industry and academia to expedite the delivery of technical solutions for the warfighter.

Dr. Shaff holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She earned her master’s in management from Indiana Wesleyan and her doctorate in organization and management with a focus in project management from Capella University.

Dr. Shaff has two teenagers, a son and a daughter, and they live in Mitchell, Indiana.

Julie Ann Shaff