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Teresa H. Shea

President, Oplnet LLC

Teresa Shea, a recognized leader in intelligence and defense, is president of Oplnet, LLC. She serves on numerous boards and is an advisor with a passion for a safer and more secure nation.

With more than 35 years of public and private experience, Teresa was previously the vice president of Cyber Offense and Defense Experts (CODEX) within Raytheon Intelligence and Space.CODEX is a business focused on providing cyber capabilities for offense, defense, and security initiatives for government and commercial customers.

Teresa served as executive vice president of technology and director of Cyber-Reboot at In-Q-Tel. She joined In-Q-Tel after a distinguished 32-year career with the National Security Agency (NSA). She held several key leadership assignments during her career at NSA, culminating as the director of Signals Intelligence. In this position, she was the principal signals intelligence (SIGINT) advisor to the directors of NSA, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), countless US military officers, and US government high-ranking officials.

Teresa is recognized within the community as a trusted partner and a mission-focused, creative leader. She received numerous awards during her career, including the President's Distinguished Rank Award from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama; the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal awarded by the Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; the Central Intelligence Agency's Donovan Award; and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

Teresa holds a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master's of science in electrical engineering from John Hopkins University. She currently serves on the Army Intelligence Board, NSA Advisory committee, GA Tech Board, and CIGENT Board of Directors, and is a strategic advisor for Forgepoint Capital and SandboxAQ.


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