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MITRE Engineer Jon Millen honored by ACM
MITRE information security engineer and senior principal scientist Jon Millen was recently awarded the Outstanding Innovation Award by the Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The award was presented during the ACM Computer and Communication Security Conference in Chicago last month.
The Outstanding Innovation Award is given for outstanding and innovative technical contributions to the field of computer and communication security that have had lasting impact in furthering or understanding the theory or development of secure systems.
"Jon is the consummate community player contributing to the field of computer security for over 30 years," said Marion Michaud, executive director of MITRE's information security division. "The ACM award shows further the degree to which he's engaged and influenced his profession."
Millen joined MITRE in 1969. He founded the IEEE Computer Society Computer Security Foundations Workshop in 1988 and it has since been sanctioned as an official IEEE Symposium. In 1992, he founded and became co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer Security. In addition, he has served as chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy.
MITRE Selected as One of Glassdoor.com's 50 Best Places to Work
Glassdoor.com has named The MITRE Corporation to its 50 Best Places to Work list for 2010. MITRE ranked number 6, up from a rank of 24 last year, on the career and workplace site's list of the top U.S. companies. The Employees' Choice Award winners were selected from more than 38,000 companies reviewed by nearly 70,000 employees who completed a 20-question survey.
The survey questions relate to employees' attitudes about career opportunities, communication, compensation and benefits, employee morale, recognition and feedback, senior leadership, work/life balance, and fairness and respect.
MITRE Corporation engineers Chris Moody, Doyle Peed, Robert Strain, and Dr. Warren Wilson have received the 2009 Dr. John C. Ruth Digital Avionics Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. The award, formerly known as the Digital Avionics Award, recognizes outstanding achievement in technical management and/or implementation of digital avionics in space or aeronautical systems to include system analysis, design, development or application.
MITRE's James Moore Wins IEEE's Karlsson Award
MITRE senior principal information systems engineer James Moore was recently named the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's 2009 Hans Karlsson Award. This award, established in 1992, is one of the IEEE's highest honors. It recognizes outstanding achievements in the development or promotion of computer industry standards. Moore, a MITRE employee since 1994, is the IEEE's vice president for professional activities and has volunteered with the organization for 23 years. His work focuses on applying engineering principles to modern information technology and software issues. In addition to performing software and systems engineering standardization for the IEEE, he served as an editor of the society's 2004 "Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge" and of the recent revision of the "Encyclopedia of Software Engineering." The award was presented at a luncheon Nov. 17 in New Brunswick, N.J.
November 23, 2009
MITRE Principal Information Systems Engineer Lydia Gizdavcic has been presented with the 2009 Heroines in Technology Award. The award, jointly given by Women in Technology (WIT) and the March of Dimes, recognizes women and women-run businesses for their exemplary commitment to community service. It was presented at a black-tie gala on November 13 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va.
November 18, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce it has been named a 2009 North American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Award winner. This is the first time the company has received the award, which recognizes organizations for exceptional knowledge management and knowledge sharing practices. One of ten winners, MITRE was specifically cited for creating a corporate knowledge-driven culture and for cultivating an environment of collaborative knowledge sharing.
November 9, 2009
The MITRE Corporation has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the second annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work 2009 magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 8. Produced by the same team that compiles the 22-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Massachusetts, the Top Places to Work recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics. Private companies and nonprofits as well as publicly held businesses were included in the analysis.
November 3, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that five employees were recently recognized for their leadership and accomplishments in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at the 14th annual National Women of Color (NWOC) STEM Conference held in Dallas from October 29-31. Deborah Hall-Greene, Ph.D., received a Special Recognition Award for Professional/Community Service; Helene Johnson and Pam Misuraca were named Technology All-Stars; and Asma Abuzaakouk and Chrissy Vu were named Technology Rising Stars.
MITRE Honored at 5th Annual Security Automation Conference
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recently presented The MITRE Corporation with a special award for its groundbreaking work on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) dictionary. The CVE database now contains more than 38,000 entries, each corresponding to a unique publicly known information security issue in a software product. Since its launch in 1999, users in government, industry, and academia have adopted CVE across the world as the authoritative source of data about critical software flaws. The award was presented at the organizations' jointly-sponsored 5th Annual Security Automation Conference in Baltimore. MITRE engineers Steve Christey, Bob Martin, David Mann, and Margie Zuk were cited for their leadership in CVE's development over the past decade.
MITRE Receives Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award
The MITRE Corporation has received the Virginia Psychological Association's 2009 Gold Level Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, in the organization's Not for Profit, Large Organization category. The annual award recognizes MITRE for its efforts in developing and implementing employee health and wellness and work-life balance initiatives. The Virginia Psychological Association is a tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Virginia, dedicated to the advancement of psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting human welfare.
MITRE Chosen as "Most Admired Company For Minority Professionals"
The MITRE Corporation has been named a 2009 "Most Admired Company for Minority Professionals" by readers of publisher Career Communications Group's U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology, Women of Color, and Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazines. MITRE was ranked number 34 out of 70 companies cited by the magazines' readers in a survey on corporate diversity practices. The annual survey asks readers to rank their employers based on corporate ethics, educational opportunities, benefits packages, and professional advancement opportunities.
October 23, 2009
The MITRE Corporation has been named a "Great Place to Work" by Washingtonian magazine, an award-winning monthly magazine serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. This biennial survey rates 50 local area companies on a variety of measures, including pay and benefits, flexibility, and professional development opportunities.
October 21, 2009
The MITRE Corporation's Chairman of the Board, Dr. James R. Schlesinger, has received the Air Force Association's (AFA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Schlesinger, a former secretary of defense and the nation's first secretary of energy, accepted the honor on September 16 at ceremonies during the AFA's annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Oxon Hill, Md.
San Antonio, Texas, October 15, 2009
The San Antonio Express-News has named The MITRE Corporation as one of the "Top Workplaces for 2009." The selection, announced in a news story appearing in last Sunday's Express-News issue, singles out MITRE as one of the top 20 small employers in San Antonio from a group of 52 finalists.
"I am particularly pleased with this honor, as it is reflective of the great work done by and quality of the folks at our San Antonio site," said Bill Albright, Director of MITRE's Quality of Work Life and Benefits Division. "We are currently analyzing our report card from the Express-News, and in addition to dwelling on our attributes, we will examine any areas needing attention to see where improvements can be made. In that regard, itís truly a win-win situation."
October 20, 2009
In a ceremony held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel yesterday, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) awarded MITRE employees Harriet Goldman and John Woodward its prestigious Board of Directors Award. The ceremony was part of the AOC's 46th Annual International Symposium and Convention.
September 16, 2009
Aviation Week has ranked MITRE among the top 43 companies for aerospace and defense (A&D) professionals in its 2009 Workforce Study. MITRE received honors in all three categories—Technological Challenge (ranked second), Valuing the Individual/Diversity (ranked sixth), and Learning/Career Opportunity (ranked second)—a first since the study began in 2004. Categories were based on criteria deemed important by readers of the leading aviation and aerospace industry magazine.
MITRE-Led Team Receives Certificate of Excellence from Assistant Secretary of Defense John Grimes
San Antonio, Texas, July 17, 2009
MITRE Lead Enterprise Systems Engineer Jeffrey Eliason chaired a Process Action Team that recently received a Certificate of Excellence from Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration/CIO John Grimes.
The team, including members from MITRE, contractors, and government organizations, was cited for work that will significantly enhance the DoD's public key infrastructure (PKI) program. Other MITRE team members recognized were Timothy Miller, Samuel Schaen, Carolyn Francisco, Jackson Wynn, and Poornima Koka.
According to Bobby Blount, Jr., associate department head of Field Intelligence Systems, "The team, led by Jeff Eliason, showcased MITRE's unique ability of working across customers to find innovative solutions to old problems. The success of the PKI program is critical to the security and protection of DoD systems and data, and we are pleased that our MITRE team provided such a key role."
The team's primary accomplishment was a significant operations enhancement that also increased security. The time needed to request and issue certificates went from days to minutes, the number of organizations involved was reduced from three to one, and the throughput of the system improved dramatically.
Computer History Museum Honors Bob Everett
Mountain View, California, June 15, 2009
The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced today its 2009 selection of Fellow Award honorees. Included in this prestigious list is MITRE's former president and CEO, Robert R. Everett. The CHM is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history, dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world. The Fellow Awards are an extension of the CHM's overarching vision to explore the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience. They represent the highest achievement in computing, honoring the people who have forever changed the world with their innovations. Mr. Everett was cited for his work on the MIT Whirlwind and SAGE computer systems and a lifetime of directing advanced research and development projects.
Bedford, Massachusetts, McLean, Virginia, June 25, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that IDG's Computerworld has selected it as one of the country's top workplaces for IT professionals. This marks the fifth consecutive year the company has been included on the weekly magazine's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" list. MITRE ranked 37 out of 100 companies recognized for their outstanding environments for technology staffers and ranked third overall for employee training opportunities. A not-for-profit organization, MITRE was specifically cited for its retirement plan, which includes a phased retirement option. Employees also praised the company's flexible work arrangement program.
MITRE Receives 2009 Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Awards
Bethesda, Maryland, June 3, 2009
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) has named The MITRE Corporation a winner of its 2009 Workplace Excellence Award and its 2009 Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award. AWE, a Maryland-based nonprofit organization, helps companies in the greater Washington, D.C., area achieve workplace excellence through training and education, awards of recognition, and community awareness. The evaluation for the Workplace Excellence Award involves a comprehensive review of each applicant's corporate culture. Criteria include innovative management practices, family and employee friendly policies and programs, strong health and wellness initiatives, commitment to corporate responsibility, and diversity and inclusion practices. The Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award, a partnership between AWE and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, recognizes employers who promote employee wellbeing by offering health fairs, health risk assessments, support for physical activity, healthy options at food facilities, and educational sessions about living a healthy lifestyle. This marks the seventh consecutive year MITRE has been recognized in the Workplace Excellence category and the fourth year it has been named a Health & Wellness Trailblazer winner. Bill Albright, director of Quality of Work Life and Benefits at MITRE, said, "We're delighted to receive these two awards once again. This recognition signifies that the company continues to be an outstanding place in which to work—and one that promotes the overall health of its workforce." AWE, founded by Montgomery County, Md., and Discovery Communications, recognized regional awardees at its annual awards luncheon on June 3, 2009, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. More than 500 local business executives attended.
MITRE Honored by Fairfax County Public Schools
McLean, Virginia, May 14, 2009
MITRE was presented with the Fairfax County Public Schools' Career and Technical Education Award for hosting Young Women in Engineering Day, a program that recruits girls into higher level technology and engineering courses and gives them a firsthand look at career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. During the three years the program has been offered, more than 100 young women from 22 middle and high schools have learned about careers that are available to them in these technical fields.
Bedford, Massachusetts, McLean, Virginia, April 30, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce it has been named the 2008 Organization of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). The largest international, not-for-profit association for information security professionals and practitioners, ISSA promotes management practices that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information resources.
MITRE Receives Above and Beyond Award from the Massachusetts Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Bedford, Massachusetts, April 9, 2009
MITRE recently received the prestigious Above and Beyond Award from the Massachusetts Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense organization. It was presented by Roger Fortin and David St. Germain of the Massachusetts ESGR. Said St. Germain: "The Above and Beyond Award is given to companies that go much farther than the law requires in support of their military personnel."
Lisa Bender, MITRE's vice president and chief human resources officer, accepted the award. "MITRE is especially proud of our Reservists and National Guardsmen," Bender said. "They are MITRE's real heroes. We've been actively supporting this program for decades, and after Sept. 11 we gladly supported the requests for additional deployments. The total time since then spent by 226 reservists and guardsmen equals about 84,600 hours, at a value of $3.8 million.
"The year before last, 91 MITRE reservists and guardsmen spent more than 9,200 hours on training and deployments. Just this past year, those hours have increased 33 percent to over 12,200 hours.
"We're particularly proud of our Suits for Vets program, which has been in operation for nearly five years. Through this program, financial donations from employees are turned into gift cards for veterans to use at a clothing retailer. In total, nearly $25,000 has been contributed. And we're equally proud of our Veterans Internship Program for severely wounded vets."
MITRE Technical Aide Makes Top Ten of 2009 Intel Science Talent Search
McLean, Virginia, March 10, 2009
Narendra Tallapragada, a technical aide at MITRE, was recently named one of 10 winners of the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search, America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. A high school senior from Burke, Va., Tallapragada received a $25,000 scholarship for placing fourth in the nationwide contest. He was selected for this honor in part because of research he conducted at MITRE during the past two summers, which demonstrated how to predict the electrical properties of some bulk materials from the "bottom up," that is, based on the electrical properties of their atomic and molecular-scale constituents. This represents progress in addressing one of the central problems of nanotechnology--the very difficult, but important multi-scale materials modeling problem. Tallapragada's goal is to one day develop ultra-tiny nanocomputers that can be used to control automatic insulin pumps inside diabetic patients or regulate temperature inside "intelligent" clothing. The Science Talent Search, administered by the Society for Science & the Public since 1942, is highly competitive. More than 1,600 high school seniors entered this year's Search. Of the 300 semifinalists, 40 were selected as finalists and invited to Washington, D.C., to compete for the top 10 awards.
Bedford, Massachusetts, McLean, Virginia, March 10, 2009
The MITRE Corporation's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development's (CAASD) Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Technology Design Team has received the Federal Aviation Administration's 2008 Excellence in Aviation Research Award. The prestigious award is given annually to individuals and/or institutions outside the FAA whose research contributions have improved the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system.
McLean, Virginia, February 25, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that Dennis Copeland and Eugene Mwendwa have been named category winners by the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference. Shariff Ali was nominated for his contributions to the technology field.
Bedford, Massachusetts, McLean, Virginia, January 29, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been selected for FORTUNE's 2009 list of "100 Best Companies to Work For"—marking the company's eighth consecutive year on the annual list. The not-for-profit organization ranked 66 on the list, was named number four out of the top 10 businesses for encouraging employee work/life balance (up from number six), and earned sixth place for its low turnover rate of 4%. MITRE also ranked 18 out of 34 in the category of medium-sized companies.
Bedford, Massachusetts, McLean, Virginia, January 28, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that former company president and chief executive officer Mr. Robert R. Everett was recently named the winner of the 2008 Eugene G. Fubini Award for outstanding contributions to the Department of Defense (DoD). Everett, an honorary member of MITRE's Board of Trustees, the company's first technical director, and president and CEO from 1969 to 1986, accepted the honor from Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England at the Pentagon late last fall.
Bedford, Massachusetts, January 28, 2009
The MITRE Corporation is pleased to announce that Dr. John W. Betz, MITRE Fellow and noted Global Positioning System (GPS) expert, was recently named a 2009 IEEE Fellow. IEEE is the leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The IEEE's grade of Fellow recognizes "unusual distinction and significant contributions to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology" with significant value to society. Betz was specifically honored "for contributions to signal design and radio frequency compatibility of global positioning and navigation satellite systems." The class of 2009 Fellows was announced at the November 12 meeting of the IEEE's Board of Directors.
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