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In-Q-Tel’s Lisa Porter Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Engineering

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Lisa Porter
Lisa Porter

President Donald Trump has nominated Lisa Porter, an executive vice president at In-Q-Tel and director of IQT Labs, to be deputy undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, the White House announced Friday.

Porter served as president of Teledyne Technologies‘ scientific and imaging business before she joined In-Q-Tel.

Her federal career also includes time as director at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, associate administrator at NASA‘s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and as program manager and senior scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University.