Rodney Slater, Mary Schapiro Join Mitre’s Board of Trustees; Alfred Grasso Comments

MITRELogoRodney Slater and Mary Schapiro have joined Mitre Corp. as members of the company’s board of trustees.

Slater is a former secretary of the Transportation Department and Schapiro most recently served as chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mitre said Monday.

“Their knowledge and experience will serve Mitre well in overseeing the seven federally funded research and development centers that we operate,” said Alfred Grasso, Mitre president and CEO.

Slater is a partner at Patton Boggs, where he is responsible for policy and transportation objectives, which covers aviation competition and congestion mitigation, maritime efforts, high-speed rail corridor development and transportation safety.

He served as director of the Federal Highway Administration before he became the transportation secretary.

Schapiro is also a board member at General Electric and London Stock Exchange Group, vice chair of Promontory Financial Group’s advisory board, vice chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and a governing board member of the Center for Audit Quality.

You may also be interested in...

Air Force E-4B

Boeing, Raytheon Help Air Force Update E-4B Command Post Communication Systems

The U.S. Air Force is working with Boeing, Raytheon Technologies and the latter company's Collins Aerospace business in efforts to modernize communication systems of the E-4B strategic command and control aircraft platform.

George Franz Cybersecurity Lead AFS Natl Security Unit

Accenture’s George Franz, Ian Fogarty: Agile Product Management Could Help DOD Maintain US Innovation Edge

George Franz and Ian Fogarty of Accenture Federal Services wrote in a guest piece published Friday on Breaking Defense that the Department of Defense should combine Agile software development with product management to speed up the development of weapons systems and help maintain U.S. edge in innovation and the country’s global preeminence. “Done correctly, Agile Product Management achieves the speed and responsiveness to evolving needs provided by agile software development, while also helping to handle the complexities associated with suppliers/providers, large and complex integrations, and a wide ecosystem of stakeholders typically seen in mission critical defense and intelligence systems,” Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general, and Fogarty wrote.

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Lockheed Gets Ready to Demonstrate Midsize Satellite Bus; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Lockheed Martin has commenced preparations to launch a midsize demonstration satellite platform designed for communications, weather research and Earth observation missions, Via Satellite reported Friday. Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed's space business and a 2021 Wash100 awardee, said the company developed its LM 400 satellite bus hybrid in a push to help customers address evolving mission environments.