Mr. Alfred Grasso is the immediate past president and chief executive officer of The MITRE Corporation, a position he held from 2006 to 2017. He is also a member of the MITRE Board of Trustees, a position he has held since 2006. Mr. Grasso joined MITRE in 1986. He held positions of increasing responsibility in MITRE’s Command, Control, and Communications Center until being named president and CEO in 2006. He was executive vice president and director of the Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence FFRDC, now known as the National Security Engineering Center (NSEC).
He served as both director of NSEC and MITRE’s CEO. Mr. Grasso also was senior vice president and general manager of MITRE’s Washington Command, Control, and Communications Center and vice president and CIO. Earlier, he was technical director for the Battlefield Systems Division at the MITRE site in Fort Monmouth, N.J. Under Mr. Grasso’s leadership, MITRE received several prestigious awards for its commitment to public service and technical excellence, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service (2008), the Air Force Association’s Theodore von Karman Award (2008), and the National Aeronautic Association’s Collier Trophy (2007).
During Mr. Grasso’s tenure as CEO, MITRE was recognized for its innovative culture, its workplace environment, and its knowledge management capabilities. Computerworld named MITRE to its 2016 list of Best Places to Work in IT, and InformationWeek included MITRE on its Elite 100 list for innovative technology. MITRE appeared on the Top Places to Work lists in The Boston Globe (2008–2015) and in The Washington Post (2015, 2016). The company was also among Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2016). MITRE also received three North American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) awards (2009, 2011, and 2015) for fostering a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing.