Engenuity carries the MITRE Corporation’s™ heritage of trust, objectivity, and groundbreaking systems engineering. We are an independent foundation, but we uphold MITREâ€™s mission of a safer world and commitment to the greater good.
MITRE ENGENUITY LEADERSHIP
Vice President & Chief Acceleration Officer
Laurie Giandomenico is the vice president and chief acceleration officer. In this role, Laurie is responsible for establishing the mission and vision of MITRE Engenuity, and for overseeing execution of all MITRE Engenuity initiatives.
Giandomenico has deep experience in technology innovation, and business strategy and delivery. She joined The MITRE Corporation in 1991 as a member of the technical staff. Giandomenico then attended graduate school before joining McKinsey & Company in 2000. She has worked in management consulting and brand and marketing strategy consulting for several large companies and brands including Bristol-Myers Squibb, eBay, Nestle, Schlumberger, Starbucks, Unilever, among others, as well as a number of mid-level technology companies.
Since 2010, she has held executive-level positions in the enterprise software and energy firms, Pegasystems and EnerNOC (now Enel), respectively. She most recently managed her own strategy and marketing consulting firm, Rocket Strategy LLC, supporting customers on corporate strategy and brand development. Giandomenico recently rejoined The MITRE Corporation and serves as Vice President and Chief Acceleration Officer.
Giandomenico has a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, a masters degree in anthropology and archeology from Cornell University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in nutritional health and organizational development.
Head of Programs
John Kreger is head of programs at MITRE Engenuity. In this role, he leads operations and programs for Engenuity, the non-profit foundation that engages with industry to pioneer collaborative research and development and innovative technical approaches that solve problems for a safer world.
Kreger is a vice president with MITRE and previously led the company’s Center for Programs and Technology. He was responsible for the organization’s technical work and for developing whole-of-government solutions to address challenges in aviation, financial and economic, healthcare, homeland security, and veterans program areas.
Kreger previously served as vice president and director of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDIâ„¢), the federally funded research and development center that MITRE operates on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to that, Kreger was responsible for integrating systems engineering capabilities and ensuring best practices across MITRE’s efforts to support the multiple agencies within DHS. Since joining MITRE in 1988, Kreger has been responsible for integrating systems engineering capabilities and ensuring best practices across MITRE’s efforts to support whole of Government solutions across military and civil agencies.
Kreger retired from the U.S. Navy as a captain, having served five years on board Navy nuclear submarines and 22 years in the Naval Reserve, including three command tours. He holds a bachelors degree in chemistry/natural science from Muhlenberg College. Kreger completed the Air Command and Staff College’s Joint Military Operations program and earned his masters degree in systems engineering from George Mason University. In 2018, he completed the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute (HALI) executive program.
Head of Finance
Wilson Wang is the head of finance for MITRE Engenuity. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the company’s financial strength to allow for mission delivery. He oversees accounting, internal audit, contracts and pricing, financial planning and analysis, program control, treasury and investments, financial business systems, and analytics functions.
Wang, who has extensive experience in enterprise and financial systems management, joined The MITRE Corporation in 2009 as a financial analysis principal. He became finance director of the Center for Connected Government, then MITRE?s civilian business unit, which served the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Wang was subsequently named director of finance and assistant treasurer, with oversight of the 100-person corporate finance organization. Wang also serves as MITRE’s vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer.
Wang holds a bachelors degree in general business from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a masters in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
Dave Penny is the director of MITRE Engenuity. He develops and launches new initiatives that accelerate MITRE Engenuity’s mission of solving problems for a safer world. Penny works with teams across the spectrum of new venture creation from ideation to validation, implementation, and scaling. Penny also leads MITRE Engenuity’s activities within the broader innovation ecosystem connecting MITRE Engenuity to venture capitalists, startups, incubators, and accelerators. Additionally, he provides general management responsibilities for the organization.
Penny has extensive experience in new venture creation, bringing a passion for corporate strategy, product development, and market development to all his projects. Penny has worked for seven startups, four of which he founded. His startup companies spanned areas of mobile networks, mobile apps, and cloud services. He has raised seed and venture capital and executed numerous M&A transitions. Penny’s corporate innovation work has included defining innovation programs, launching new business units within a public company, and spinning off a division of a public company to create a new public company.
Penny holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.
CENTER FOR THREAT-INFORMED DEFENSE LEADERSHIP
Richard J. Struse
Director, Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Richard Struse is the founding Director of MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. Prior to co-founding the Center, he served as Chief Strategist for Cyber Threat Intelligence at MITRE leading the effort to better understand adversarial tactics and techniques.
Richard came to MITRE from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) as their Chief Advanced Technology Officer where he was responsible for technology vision, strategy and implementation.
He is also the creator of the STIX and TAXII automated information sharing initiatives which have been widely adopted across the public and private sectors. In recognition of this pioneering work, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson awarded Richard with one of the department’s highest honors, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence. Federal Computer Week recognized Richard as one of the “Federal 100” for his leadership role in the development of cyber threat intelligence technology standards.
In 2018,?Richard?was elected to serve on the board of directors of OASIS, a not-for-profit international standards and open-source organization where he also co-chairs the Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee.
Jonathan O. Baker
Director of Research and Development, Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Jon Baker is the founding Director of Research for MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. In addition to co-founding the Center, he is the Adversary Emulation and SOC Orchestration Department Head in The MITRE Corporation’s Cyber Operations and Effect Technology Center. His department leads the development of ATT&CK and works to advance adversary emulation as a capability to drive innovation in defensive cyber operations.
Jon has spent much of the past sixteen years at MITRE, working with industry and government partners to increase the affordability, efficiency, and effectiveness of cybersecurity automation and information sharing technologies. He led the MITRE team that developed STIX and TAXII, which enable automated cyber threat intelligence sharing. Jon led MITRE’s security automation team through the development of SCAP and managed the CVE team. He was a cocreator of OVAL, a standard language for describing and checking for the presence of misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other endpoint artifacts.
Baker holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Tufts University and a masters degree in computer science from Boston University.
ATT&CK EVALUATIONS LEADERSHIP
Director of ATT&CK Evaluations
Frank Duff is the Director for MITRE Engenuity’s ATT&CK Evaluations. In addition, he is a group lead within the Adversary Emulation and SOC Orchestration Department at The MITRE Corporation’s Cyber Operations and Effect Innovation Center. His group focuses advancing adversary emulation as a capability to drive innovation in defensive cyber operations.
Frank started as an intern at MITRE in 2003, performing research in radar signal processing. He began to transition into cyber security a few years later, which led to his support of the MITRE Fort Meade Experiment (FMX) internal research initiative. FMX sought to advance post-exploit detection, and which led to the creation of the MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base. Frank has leveraged his experiences on the effort as a cyber defender to become an advisor to industry and government alike, on post-exploit defense best practices. He co-developed MITRE’s Leveraging External Transformational Solutions research and development effort that worked with commercial cybersecurity vendors to accelerate their adoption by the government community. Through engagement in public and private partnerships, Frank has helped advance concepts in threat-based defense by improving behavioral detection capabilities and advancing evaluation methodologies.
Frank holds a bachelors degree in in Computer Engineering, and a masters degree in Information Assurance from Syracuse University.
Chairman of the Board
Mike Rogers, is chairman of the board of directors for MITRE Engenuity. He leads the board in overseeing MITRE Engenuitys critical mission to maximize the impact of technology for public good. This includes engaging with industry to understand the scope of private sector challenges that align with Engenuity’s public interest mission challenges. Rogers is also vice chairman of the MITRE Board of Trustees.
Rogers represented Michigan’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2015. He sat on the house Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, overseeing a $70 billion budget that provided funding to the country’s 17 intelligence agencies.
He has extensive experience in cybersecurity, real-time threat assessment, behavioral modeling, and big data analytics. Before serving in Congress, Rogers was an officer in the U.S. Army and an FBI special agent. He also held a seat in the Michigan State Senate. Since leaving public office, he founded the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Affairs. The center works as part of the Global Digital Challenge Initiative to bring together leaders in policy, business, and technology communities to discuss issues relevant to the global digital economy.
Rogers sits on the board of directors for IronNet Cybersecurity, the board of advisors for Next Century Corporation, the board of trustees at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and the Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Council for Trident Capital. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Rogers holds a bachelors degree in criminal justice and sociology from Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. He has two children and is married to Kristi Rogers.
Member of the Board
Julie Bowen is a member of the MITRE Engenuity board of directors, overseeing compliance, mission strategy, and strategic engagements. Her work ensures that Engenuity is empowered to lead, take risks, and deliver immediate results.
Bowen also is senior vice president for strategic engagements, general counsel, and secretary for The MITRE Corporation. In that role, she has overseen and directed technology transfer, guiding policies and practices associated with transferring MITRE-developed technologies to the public sector through patents and licensing. Bowen also held senior positions in the private sector, including chief legal counsel of DHL Global Mail; vice president, general counsel and secretary of Quadra Med Corporation; and vice president, general counsel and secretary of TREEV, Inc.
Bowen graduated from The Catholic University of America, where she received her bachelor?s and law degrees. She is admitted to the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.