Kelly Faddis



Dr. Kelly Faddis, a Director at Novetta, leads a diverse set of engineering, development, and analytical teams in delivering technical solutions to customers within the Defense Intelligence Enterprise. She spearheaded Novetta’s Intern Innovation and Collaboration (I2C) Program to recruit exceptional talent from Universities and develop an interest for careers within the intelligence & defense communities.

Kelly previously served at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), managing the Identity Intelligence Research & Development program, where she was an established subject matter expert in identity and biometrics in the Intelligence Community.

Kelly obtained her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering by designing an experiment to quantify performance degradation of biometric devices that occurs when transitioning from benign to tactical environments. Kelly’s unclassified research interests include human-device interaction and operational realistic test scenarios.


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