Molly Just

Director, CHIPS Coordination Cell

Molly Just is the Director of the CHIPS Coordination Cell (C3), which is tasked to continue investments in programs to secure US microelectronics interests, improve US domestic microelectronics innovation and supply, and establish a strong foundation for the next generation of microelectronics technology for DoD applications while also sustaining current systems. In this role, Ms. Just leads the department’s interagency collaboration related to the CHIPS Act, oversees the Defense Microelectronics Cross-Functional Team, and will lead the development of an enterprise-wide microelectronics acquisition strategy.

Prior to leading C3, Ms. Just most recently served as an executive at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investor for the U.S. Intelligence and Defense Communities. In that role, she led In-Q-Tel’s strategic investment portfolio for the National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Air Force, and Space Force. Prior to joining In-Q-Tel, she was a senior management consultant and practice lead at Avascent (now Oliver Wyman) where she specialized in advising private equity firms on mergers and acquisitions in the national security sector and providing growth strategy to the major defense primes. Prior to Avascent, Ms. Just spent three years at the Department of Defense serving as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics.

Ms. Just attended the University of Virginia for both her undergraduate and graduate (MBA) degrees. She is a Batten Institutes Ventures Fellow, a Rotary International Scholar, a Red Cross Presidential Award recipient, and was named a Military Spouse of the Year by the Green Beret Foundation. Ms. Just also serves on the advisory boards of CyberSatGov and Special Operations Warrior Foundation and in her spare time volunteers with SOCOM Care Coalition.

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