MITRE Creates MITRE Labs & Appoints Executives to Lead the Unit; Jason Providakes Quoted

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MITRE has restructured its research and development (R&D) capabilities and has created MITRE Labs to further extend its impact across federally funded R&D centers and in collaboration with academia and industry, the company reported on Tuesday

“The creation of MITRE Labs will position our R&D capabilities and world-class talent to anticipate future disruptions and business innovations to better deliver on our mission of solving problems for a safer world,” said said Jason Providakes, president and CEO.

MITRE has appointed Charles Clancy as senior vice president, chief futurist and general manager of MITRE Labs. Clancy is a notable expert on topics at the intersection of wireless, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Clancy will be responsible for leading innovative disruption, accelerating discovery and delivering technology capabilities. He joined MITRE in May 2019 and previously served as vice president for Intelligence Programs.

MITRE has also named John Wilson to serve as vice president and chief information and security officer (CISO). He has served in an interim capacity since Nov. 2019. He will continue to lead MITRE’s Enterprise Computing, Information and Security organization.  

Wilson is responsible for advancing MITRE’s intelligent enterprise and information security. He also supervises MITRE’s business transformation. Wilson joined MITRE in 1983 and most recently was vice president for the company’s technical centers.

Additionally, the company has promoted Christina Orfanos to vice president of Talent Experience and Total Rewards. In the role, she will be responsible for managing the strategy, planning, development, implementation and administration of MITRE’s talent program. 

“MITRE has been tackling complex threats facing our nation throughout our history. With crises and world events unfolding in ways that nobody expects, we pivot quickly, and proactively lead in the public interest,” added Providakes.


MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

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