Kerry Buckley, Ph.D.

Vice President, Air & Space Forces, MITRE National Security Sector

Kerry Buckley is vice president, Air and Space Forces, in MITRE National Security (MNS). MNS develops solutions for Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, the Intelligence Community, and the NIST Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

In this role, Buckley sets strategy and priorities to ensure MITRE delivers technical capabilities and Air Force mission objectives. These include the Air Force’s critical needs in space warfighting, air operations, nuclear enterprise modernization, cyber operations, and joint lethality in contested environments. Under her leadership, MITRE supports critical organizations from headquarters and secretariat Air Force offices through the acquisition centers, major commands, and operational units. She previously served as MITRE’s vice president for Intelligence Programs, helping set MITRE’s strategy and priorities in support of the Intelligence Community.

Prior to her Intelligence role, Buckley directed MITRE’s Information Technology Technical Center. An expert in organizational sciences, Buckley focused heavily on a systems science approach to social, behavioral, and linguistic issues of national importance. She applied her organizational planning and performance measurement knowledge to information sharing, enterprise IT, and collaboration initiatives for agencies across the U.S. government.

Buckley was the director of business process research at Veridian Corporation, a unit of General Dynamics. Buckley previously was an industrial/organizational psychologist for the Human Resources Research Organization. While there, she supported projects for the U.S. Army. She also served as a personnel psychologist at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Buckley earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and statistics from Boston University. She also holds a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from The George Washington University.