Dr. Kristen Jordan joined DARPA as the Deputy Director of the Biological Technologies Office in March 2021.
Before joining DARPA, Jordan served as a program manager for two tours at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). There she managed a research portfolio that included human forensics, physiological biomarkers of exposure, biosurveillance, data analytic approaches for event forecasting, and chemical and biological detection technologies.
Prior to joining IARPA, Jordan was a government contractor and consultant to multiple organizations including DARPA, National Center for Medical Intelligence, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center, and ODNI. From 2006-2010, Jordan was the deputy SIGINT national intelligence officer for counterproliferation and served as a target analyst and subject matter expert for counter biological warfare issues at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Before joining NSA, Jordan was a technical liaison at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground and a chemical and biological warfare analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center. She deployed to Iraq twice as part of survey, collection, and intelligence analysis teams working to characterize the status of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons programs.
Jordan holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in toxicology from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Gettysburg College. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida in chemical risk assessment and exposure analysis.
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Understanding the Operational Environment
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