Matt Tarascio has joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior vice president to lead the analytics and artificial intelligence business supporting the Defense Department.
In his new role, Tarascio will spearhead the firm’s efforts to accelerate the integration of analytics, data science and AI capabilities for public and private sector missions. He brings with him an expertise in AI and analytics, having most recently served as Lockheed Martin’s vice president of AI.
Tarascio was Lockheed Martin’s first chief data and analytics officer and held senior roles at Sikorsky throughout the innovations, engineering, programs and strategy departments.
“I am inspired by the groundbreaking work Booz Allen is doing in advancing the application of disruptive technologies to assist in real-world client mission execution,” he said. “I am excited to join the team — truly some of the best and the brightest in the defense industry. I look forward to developing strategic applications of AI/ML and related disruptive technologies for national defense, with a keen eye on the appropriate and ethical use of these technologies.”
Tarascio has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland’s Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center.
“Matt’s extensive domain knowledge, combined with his understanding of the unique needs of clients operating in the defense sector, make him a tremendous asset to Booz Allen and our clients,” said Steve Escaravage, senior vice president and leader of Booz Allen’s analytics practice and AI services business.