Dixon’s career with the NGA began in 2010 when she served as the chief of congressional affairs, and later, as deputy director of NGA’s Office of Corporate Communications, director of NGA’s Information Integration Office and deputy director of NGA’s research and development directorate InnoVision.
She was appointed as IARPA’s fourth director in September 2018, after serving as deputy director from January 2016 to August 2018.
“Dr. Dixon is a proven leader who has a deep understanding of NGA and the entire intelligence community, its current challenges and the bright opportunities that lie ahead,” said NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp. “She has earned a stellar reputation for synthesizing complex national security problems, developing solutions, boldly leading enterprise operations and caring for people.”
Dixon, a Washington, D.C., native with a doctorate and master’s degree in mechanical engineering, has also worked on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staff and prior, for the CIA assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office’s Advanced Systems and Technology directorate.
“I am excited about this selection and believe we are indeed fortunate to have Stacey in this critical position,” Sharp said.