Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (DUSD) (R&E) US DoD
Dr. Lisa Porter is the
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (DUSD(R&E)),
and with the USD(R&E), is responsible for the research, development, and prototyping
activities across the DoD enterprise. In addition, the USD and DUSD oversee the
activities of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), Defense
Innovation Unit (DIU), the DoD Laboratory and Engineering Center enterprise,
and the Under Secretariat staff focused on developing advanced technology and
capability for the U.S. military.
Dr. Porter previously
served as Executive Vice President of In-Q-Tel (IQT) and Director of IQT Labs.
Prior to joining IQT, Dr. Porter was the President of Teledyne Scientific &
Imaging. She was the first Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research
Projects Activity (IARPA) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
(ODNI), and also previously served as the Associate Administrator for the
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). Dr. Porter also served as a program manager and senior
scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Dr. Porter holds a
bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and a doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University. She
received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public
Service in 2005, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2008, the National
Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in 2012, and the Presidential
Meritorious Rank Award in 2013.
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