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Larry Schuette

“My legacy will lie in getting technology to the fleet faster than we would normally expect, technology that’s smarter and less expensive than we had originally thought. I don’t like coming forward with merely good ideas. They have to be great ideas.”

Trained as an electrical engineer, Lawrence Schuette is director of innovation at the Office of Naval Research. He works to identify new strategies, technologies, and materials to enable the Navy to increase its efficiency in all areas, recognizing that power of innovation is often about the incremental significance of attention to details.