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Jacqueline Tame’s Bio
Jacqueline Sarah Tame is the inaugural VP of Innovation at Landus. In this role, she is building and leading a first-of-its-kind innovation cell to redefine the future of farming around emerging technology, sustainability, and long-standing farming legacies.
Before joining Landus, Jacqueline served as the Acting Deputy Director and inaugural Chief Performance Officer of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) overseeing day-to-day operations for the 200+ person, $250M Center.
Jacqueline began her career at the Central Intelligence Agency, leading a team of futures analysts to inform strategic acquisition and investment planning. She then transitioned to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she supported the development of IC priorities and publication of the Community’s planning and programming guidance and led IC and DoD-wide policy reviews to inform the IC’s Capability Requirements and Major Systems Acquisition processes.
Finally, Jacqueline served at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), first as a Counterterrorism Mission Manager, then as Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Performance Officer and Deputy Director.
In 2015, while attending the Naval War College, Jacqueline was the only civilian selected to serve for a year as a Director Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group. She returned to DIA as Chief of Customer Engagement, where she focused on DIA’s support to the Combatant Commands.
Following a decade of service in the executive branch, Jacqueline joined the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where she served as the DIA monitor. During her tenure, she led a 14-month long review of DIA’s roles and missions, created a roadmap for defense intelligence reform, and codified findings and legislative recommendations in a Committee report and the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act.
In late 2018, Jacqueline returned to the executive branch to lead the implementation of several of the defense intelligence reforms she had identified and recommended as a Hill staffer as the Senior Advisor for Strategic Assessment and Integration for the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.
She is passionate about growing and promoting women leaders, having founded Command After Next – a small group dedicated to the mentorship, professional development, education, and championship of women in national security.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French with a minor in classical vocal performance and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College’s College of Naval Warfare.