Dr. Melissa Flagg
Liteye Systems Advisory Board Member
Dr. Melissa Flagg is the founder and president of Flagg Consulting LLC. She is also a fellow at the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC), a visiting fellow at the Perry World House, and a senior advisor to the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. Prior to this, she was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University.
Previously she served as the 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.
Dr. Flagg has served on numerous boards including the National Academy of Sciences Air Force Studies Board (2014-2015) and the Department of Commerce Emerging Technology Research Advisory Committee. She is currently on the Advisory Board for the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation and on the Board of Directors for the Missouri S&T (MOST) Policy Initiative. She holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a B.S. in Pharmacy.