Teresa Shea

VP, CODEX Raytheon Intelligence & Space

"I had a fresh Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, a husband and a new baby. I was looking for part time work and NSA, where I had done a summer internship, offered me that opportunity. Once I got on board, I quickly became “hooked” on the mission.  I loved saving lives with Signals Intelligence!"

"Are these days typical?  I hope not! I miss the collaboration that comes from being in the office with my team. My days are a mix of dealing with “pop up problems” (tactical issues) and trying to keep the organization focused on our strategic goals of getting capability into operations faster than our adversaries. As a nation, we are losing that race and it worries me."

"I’m excited to see the diversity at the highest levels across the IC. I get to introduce two of these stars, Ellen McCarthy (Dept. of State) and Stacey Dixon (NGA) at the Sisterhood of Spies event on July 10th. These two superstars are two more examples of diversity making a difference for our Nation. The national security mission requires curiosity and critical thinking, and diversity naturally brings both of these elements. We need more!"

"Of course my answer to this is going to by CYBER! I’d reference the recently published Cyberspace Solarium Commission report, specifically page 8, which is the beginning of a thorough THREAT section.  The report highlights the Major US Public-Sector Cyber threats to critical infrastructures such as our financial systems, energy resources and water supplies. It then goes into the State sponsored threats from China, Russia, Regional Powers, Iran, and North Korea.  The non-state Cyber Threats are just as concerning as criminals find the bar to entry low and little consequences for their actions. This report calls for specific measures to address this threat and I am looking forward to us executing on these recommendations."

Favorite Book: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

"I’m excited to see the diversity at the highest levels across the IC. I get to introduce two of these stars, Ellen McCarthy (Dept. of State) and Stacey Dixon (NGA) at the Sisterhood of Spies event on July 10th. These two superstars are two more examples of diversity making a difference for our Nation. The national security mission requires curiosity and critical thinking, and diversity naturally brings both of these elements. We need more!"

Teresa Shea