The MITRE Corp. announced Feb. 14 the appointment of Dr. Jason Providakes to its board of trustees as president and CEO, effective March 6.
Providakes previously held the position of senior vice president and general manager of MITRE’s Center for Connected Government. He will succeed Alfred Grasso, who previously announced his intention to step down, but will continue as a member of the board of trustees.
“This is a superb company, dedicated to supporting the government with objective, technical expertise,” MITRE Board of Trustees Chairman and Center for Strategic & International Studies President and CEO Dr. John Hamre said. “We are entering a dynamic and challenging new phase for government, and we believe Jason will set the right tone, energy and structure for MITRE’s future.”
“I am honored to lead MITRE in the next phase of its proud history of service to America, and I am committed to advancing our international reputation for technical excellence and innovation,” Providakes said. “Public-sector challenges are dynamic and complex, and our cross-domain approach and enterprise-wide systems thinking to collaboration between government, industry and academia have never been more critical than they are today.”
“I know that Jason is the right CEO for MITRE at this moment in our history,” Grasso said. “He was selected with unanimous support of the board, informed by our highest ambitions. With Jason’s leadership, we will continue to impact complex challenges of national and global significance.”
Since joining MITRE in 1991, Providakes has spearheaded major programs to modernize federal infrastructure and create mission capabilities for national security, population health, veterans and civil agencies. He has served as the director of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute and of the Joint and Defense-Wide Systems Division within the National Security Engineering Center.
The MITRE Corp. is a not-for-profit that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.