Lisa Soucy leads the Advanced Communications Research Group (ACRG) for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division, within the Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ACRG’s purpose is to help better products get into the hands of public safety practitioners by influencing the development of communications solutions. ACRG does this by carrying out forward-looking research for NIST, federal sponsors, and public safety stakeholders in a variety of areas ranging from metrology issues, to network capabilities advancement, to standards and requirements development. Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience in telecommunications research and new product development, Lisa has worked with countless third-party vendors throughout her career to verify functionality according to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) specifications. Her specialty is in interoperability end-to-end system integration, verification and validation.