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Mr. Joel Jacobs
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Joel Jacobs
Mr. Joel Jacobs is vice president and chief information officer of The MITRE Corporation.
He leads the Center for Information and Technology (CI&T), the organization providing comprehensive information technology, corporate communications, knowledge management, and enterprise architecture services to the corporation.
As CIO, Mr. Jacobs is responsible for advancing IT services, including technology adoption, infrastructure operations, and the use of information technologies that enable MITRE staff to effectively serve the company's government customers.
Under Mr. Jacobs'
leadership as CIO, MITRE
has been recognized for its innovative IT practices and for its outstanding work environment for technology professionals.
In 2011 and 2012, MITRE
was named to the InformationWeek 500, the magazine's annual ranking of the nation's most innovative users of business technology.
Computerworld has named MITRE one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work in IT" for eight consecutive years (2005-2012).
The company was also named a North American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award winner in 2009 and 2011.
In addition, Mr. Jacobs
was honored as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2011 and as a Boston Business Journal/Mass High Tech CIO of the Year in 2012.
has more than three decades of experience working both at MITRE
and in industry on complex information technology topics.
Since joining MITRE in 1981, he has held positions with steadily increasing levels of responsibility, managing internal information systems development efforts and directing a variety of network, security, and software engineering and research projects.
He served as director of the MITRE Software Center, as department head of Advanced Information Systems Technology, as a principal investigator in information systems research, and as executive director of Information Technology and Services.
also led several projects in which the government adopted commercial open systems standards, including the first large-scale purchase of commercial Internet Protocol components.
From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Jacobs was deputy CIO.
In 1996, Mr. Jacobs left MITRE to serve as vice president at Concept Five Technologies, a software and professional services company.
In 1998, he joined Onsett International Corporation, an IT management consulting firm, as practice director of Technology and Security and later served as the company's president and CEO.
He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and natural science from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2004, he
completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School