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Dr. Deborah Frincke

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director for National Security Sciences
Dr. Deborah Frincke, the Associate Laboratory Director for National Security Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, guides the research and development of science-based solutions to complex threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy at risk. Leveraging the broad science foundation at ORNL, she oversees the work of multi-disciplinary research teams who apply signature capabilities in nuclear and uranium science, high-performance computing, geographical information science, cyber and data science, applied materials, and advanced manufacturing to counter national security challenges.

Deborah joined ORNL from the National Security Agency (NSA), where she served in three roles between 2011 and 2020. Most recently as director of research at NSA from 2013 through early 2020, she led what is perhaps the largest in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community. She also was a founding member of the NSA Board of Directors, served as the agency’s Science Advisor, and was the first NSA Innovation Champion.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 12

11:30am EST