Non-Resident Senior Advisor Melissa Flagg

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Non-Resident Senior Advisor
Academic Year: 2023-24
Visiting Fellow, 2022-23 and 2021-22

Melissa Flagg is the founder and president of Flagg Consulting LLC. She is also a research fellow at the Acquisition Innovation Research Center, and a senior advisor to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, where she was previously a senior fellow. Prior to this, she served as the US deputy assistant secretary of defense for research, responsible for policy and oversight of Defense Department science and technology programs. She has worked at the State Department, the Office of Naval Research, the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Army Research Laboratory. Flagg has served on numerous boards, including the US Army Science Board and the US Department of Commerce Emerging Technology Research Advisory Committee. She holds a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry and a BS in pharmacy.

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