100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM- Joel Jacobs, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The MITRE Corporation
Today's Leader is Joel Jacobs, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The MITRE Corporation.
Vice President and Chief information Officer
The MITRE Corporation
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.
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.
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