Jason Providakes is the President and CEO of The MITRE Corporation, a private systems innovation and engineering company operated in the public interest to secure national sovereignty, safety and stability.
Providakes has spearheaded major programs to modernize federal infrastructure and create mission control capabilities for national security, population health and civil agency administration. 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 Department of Defense National Security Engineering Center.
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 “digitized battlefield” transformation.
Providakes has served as a member of the Army Science Board and has contributed to several studies by the National Academy of Sciences.
An optical and remote sensing technical expert, Providakes has taught, performed research and published extensively on radar backscatter of the Earth’s ionosphere.
Providakes holds a Doctorate from Cornell University as well as Master's and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.