Dr. Jason Providakes
President and Chief Executive Officer
The MITRE Corporation
Since joining MITRE in 1991, Providakes has held leadership positions on major programs to modernize federal infrastructure and create mission capabilities for national security, public health, the country's veterans, and civil agencies. Prior to becoming president and CEO, he served as senior vice president and general manager of MITRE's Center for Connected Government (CCG). The FFRDCs within CCG (now known as MITRE Public Sector) include the Center for Enterprise Modernization, the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI™), the Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Center, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH). He has also served as director of HSSEDI and CAMH.
Providakes began his career in the National Security Engineering Center, the FFRDC sponsored by the Department of Defense. He supported the DoD chief information officer to ensure programs involving strategic and theater systems benefited from a systems engineering approach. He has also served as chief engineer for MITRE's Washington Command, Control, and Communications Center and as executive director for MITRE's Army Systems & Technology Division, where he was central to the Army's "digitize the battlefield" transformation.
Providakes' career is rooted in scientific research in support of national security. He has served as a member of the Army Science Board and participated in several studies of the National Academy of Sciences.
An optical and remote sensing technical expert, Providakes has taught, conducted research, and published extensively on radar backscatter of the Earth's ionosphere. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a doctorate from Cornell University.