Federal 100: Alfred Grasso

Alfred Grasso
President and CEO
Mitre Corp.

The work: Applying his company’s resources and his personal expertise to helping the federal government tackle some of its most complex IT challenges.

The impact: Under Grasso’s leadership, Mitre has invested heavily in developing new approaches to designing more secure systems. Grasso personally led studies on acquisition improvement and resilient system architectures.

The nuts and bolts: As part of his commitment to serving the public’s interest, Grasso has also taken leadership roles at numerous organizations, including the Defense Department’s Defense Science Board, the Strategic Command’s Cyber Strategic Advisory Group and AFCEA International. In early 2011, he was invited to testify before a Senate panel on the Obama administration’s plan for eliminating waste in IT spending.

Grasso is also the recipient of the 2012 Eagle Award for Industry. The Eagle winners – one from government and one from industry – are selected from among the winners of the Federal 100 award, which recognizes individuals who made a significant impact on federal IT. The 2012 Eagle winners were announced at the March 28 Federal 100 Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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