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Marie Bussiere

Technical Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport

Marie Bussiere, senior scientific technical manager, began serving as technical director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport on Dec. 1, 2023.

Before her position at the DASN office, Bussiere served as head of the Undersea Warfare (USW) Combat Systems Department from 2012-21. In this position, she led a team of 625 personnel, where she was responsible for planning, directing and conducting a full spectrum program for submarine combat systems.

Bussiere has held a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibility throughout her career. This includes an assignment as the acting head of the Department of the Navy Modeling and Simulation Office, head of the Undersea Weapons Acquisition and Life Cycle Engineering Division within the Torpedo Systems Department, head of the Logistics Product Development Branch within the USW Combat Systems Department, and Royal Australian Navy Replacement Combat System lead system engineer. She also was Division Newport's logistics career field manager for the Naval Acquisition Development Program and NAVSEA’s Live, Virtual, Constructive M&S Knowledge Point Champion.

Bussiere began her career as a co-op student at Division Newport in 1988 as an engineering technician in the Trident Command and Control Systems Maintenance Activity. She split her time between work and attending the University of Rhode Island (URI) in Kingston, Rhode Island, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1991. Following graduation from URI, she was hired as an electronics engineer in the Combat System Department. While working full time, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, in 2000 and received a diploma from the Naval War College for coursework in the areas of Strategy and Policy, National Security Decision Making and Joint Maritime Operations, as well as Joint Professional Military Education Phase I Certification.

She also earned a Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.