Did you know the Intelligence Community (IC) is actively hiring STEM majors?

The most important role in the IC is doing everything we can to prevent strategic surprises that threaten our nation’s security. To successfully accomplish our mission, the IC requires a diverse, professionally competitive, and knowledgeable workforce in science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics subject areas. In other words, We Need You!

Come hear the Intelligence Community’s Chief Information Officer, Dr. Merritt, and a panel of IC IT professionals as they discuss a broad spectrum of career opportunities that the Intelligence Community has to offer! Participating panelists are from the following organizations:

  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • National Geospatial Agency (NGA)

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About the Moderator

Dr. Merritt has over 20 years of demonstrated technical, analytic, and policy expertise in support of cyber and national security operations. Dr. Merritt began her career as an applied research mathematician at the National Security Agency. In addition to holding various positions within the Intelligence Community, she completed a joint duty assignment at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cyber at the Department of Energy, and served as a Director and Acting Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council Staff at the White House during the Obama Administration.

Dr. Merritt led a public-private partnership focused on addressing cyber threats to U.S. national security systems and critical infrastructure. Most recently, she was the Program Director at MISI, a non-profit focused on advancing cybersecurity innovation and collaboration through partnerships with industry, academia, and government.

Dr. Merritt was a National Security Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School. She earned a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Pace University in New York and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Merritt and her husband are proud parents of grown twins.

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