The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity, the intelligence community's high-tech research arm, has a new deputy director: Dr. Stacey Dixon, who heads over to IARPA from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

At NGA, Dixon was deputy director of InnoVision, where she oversaw research and development for geospatial intelligence, according to an IARPA release. Before her work at InnoVision, she headed up NGA's interactions with Capitol Hill as the chief of congressional and intergovernmental affairs. She also has experience working on the Hill, for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and also served stints at the CIA and the National Reconnaissance Office.

At IARPA Dixon will work with Director Dr. Jason Matheny to advance innovation, research and breakthrough technologies in the intelligence community's high-risk, high-payoff science lab.