Lisa J. Porter is the Co-Founder and Co-President of LogiQ, Inc., a company providing high-end management, scientific, and technical consulting services. She was previously the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and in that role, she shared responsibility with the Under Secretary for the research, development, and prototyping activities across the Department of Defense. In prior roles she served as Executive Vice President of In-Q-Tel (IQT) and Director of IQT Labs, the President of Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, the first Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA, and as a program manager and senior scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). She 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, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.