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Pictured: Lisa Porter (Source: NASA, 2005)

President Trump nominated Lisa J. Porter to be deputy under secretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense.

Porter currently serves as executive vice president of In-Q-Tel and as a director of IQT Labs.

Porter’s federal career also includes time as a director at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, as an associate administrator at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and as a senior scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

If confirmed by the Senate, Porter will join the new Research and Engineering Under Secretary Michael D. Griffin.

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