Kristen Jordan

Kristen Jordan

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Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Kristen Jordan is a Program Manager currently overseeing the Bio-Intelligence Chips (BIC) and Mercury programs. Her research interests include analytics, event detection, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), specifically in the areas of chemical and biological warfare, and emerging biotechnology. Jordan is researching novel ways to analyze large streams of data to detect societal level events to include disease outbreak, civil unrest, and military activities. Before joining IARPA, Jordan was the Deputy National SIGINT Intelligence Officer for WMD at the National Security Agency (NSA) as well a chemical and biological warfare analyst. Jordan worked overseas as a WMD analyst in Iraq and wrote the final report on the Iraqi WMD program for the White House.

Jordan received her Ph.D. in Toxicological Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University with an emphasis on inhalational toxicology and immunosuppression. She completed postdoctoral work in chemical risk assessment at the University of Florida and worked as a toxicological consultant before entering the federal government.

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