Profile: Teresa Smetzer, CIA Digital Futures Director

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Teresa Smetzer

Teresa Smetzer is the director of digital futures at the CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation.

She began her career at CIA and served in various roles such as analyst, technologist and senior manager over a 17-year period.

Smetzer then left federal service and worked as vice president of business development at General Dynamics for three years.

After that, she established and led Jasmah Consulting as CEO until its acquisition by nonprofit government consulting services company LMI in 2008.

She also held the positions of chief operating officer, CEO and a member of the board of directors of enterprise mobile messaging technology provider 3Seventy.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and master’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Texas at Austin.