John M. Kreger
Vice President, Programs, MITRE Accelerator
John M. Kreger, a vice president at MITRE, serves as chief accelerator officer of programs, 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 the former vice president of Public Sector Programs within The MITRE Corporation’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 (HSSEDITM), 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. Kreger joined MITRE in 1988, working in several capacities to address complex programs for the defense and intelligence communities.
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 bachelor’s degree in chemistry/natural science from Muhlenberg College. Kreger completed the Air Command and Staff College’s Joint Military Operations program and earned his master’s degree in systems engineering from George Mason University. In 2018, he completed the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute (HALI) executive program.