Kelly Buck, Ph.D., SFPC
Program Manager, Intelligence at PERSEREC,
Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
Dr. Kelly Buck is a certified security professional who specializes in identifying new and better ways to leverage data to inform and solve problems in government, security, and society.
Dr. Buck recently returned to PERSEREC after serving for several years in the Intelligence Community as a Supervisory Statistician in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Security Policy and Oversight Directorate. While there, at different times she led divisions in Security Performance Assessment, Physical Security, and Personnel Security. She is now using her national security policy and oversight experience to better inform new directions for security research while also supporting and growing DMDC’s broader Data Science community and capabilities.
Dr. Buck received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. She is the recipient of an Office of the Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation and the Department of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civil Service.