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New CEO takes over at MITRE

Jason Providakes MITRE 

Dr. Jason Providakes is MITRE's new president and CEO.

Dr. Jason Providakes assumed his new role as president and CEO of the MITRE Corporation March 6.

MITRE is a not-for-profit, government-sponsored organization that operates federally funded research and development centers. Providakes has been with MITRE since 1991, and has overseen federal civilian strategy and customer engagement programs sponsored by the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Treasury and Veterans Affairs. He also has overseen programs sponsored by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Providakes has served as directors of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute and of the National Security Engineering Center’s Joint and Defense-Wide Systems Division.

Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general manager of MITRE's Center for Connected Government, a position that will be taken over by former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO LaVerne Council, who starts at MITRE April 3.

Providakes succeeds Alfred Grasso, who will remain a member of MITRE’s Board of Trustees.

“I know that Jason is the right CEO for MITRE at this moment in our history,” Grasso said. “With Jason’s leadership, we will continue to impact complex challenges of national and global significance.”

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Chase Gunter is a staff writer covering civilian agencies, workforce issues, health IT, open data and innovation.

Prior to joining FCW, Gunter reported for the C-Ville Weekly in Charlottesville, Va., and served as a college sports beat writer for the South Boston (Va.) News and Record. He started at FCW as an editorial fellow before joining the team full-time as a reporter.

Gunter is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where his emphases were English, history and media studies.

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