As MITRE’s Chief Engineer of Center Operations, Jay Crossler serves as the focal point for ensuring a culture of technical quality in MITRE’s staff development, work program rigor, and mission impact. He works closely with portfolio, program, and technical center directors to promote work that has meaningful purpose, creates a continuous learning environment that nurtures company-wide collaboration, and leadership that empowers staff to perform at their best. He implements center-wide continuous improvement practices and collaboration mechanisms across programs and technical centers that meet sponsor, MITRE, and individual quality needs.
Crossler has 25 years of experience leading large teams and complex government projects. By focusing on inclusive leadership and collaboration, he has built many strategic partnerships with MITRE’s sponsors. Since joining MITRE in 2006, Crossler has been the technical team leader of many innovations. These include the highly successful NGA mobile and Web apps platform that was highlighted to the President of the United States and the data analytics work for the VA Choice Act program, which handled over 26,000 documents and data sets to ensure an evidence-based final report for Congress. Most recently he has spear-headed nuanced function of MITRE’s revolutionary Symphony™ platform that rapidly provisions secure analytic cells and the Generation AI program aims to ensure global leadership in Artificial Intelligence for the United States.
Prior to joining MITRE, he was a strategic consultant at Accenture, ran his own company, and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force where he served as the webmaster for the Joint Staff and Donald Rumsfeld. Crossler received his bachelor’s degree in Information Decision Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and his master’s degree in Information Security from George Mason University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Information Technology at George Mason University.