MITRE Employees Recognized at 30th Annual BEYA Conference

MITRE staff receive honors at the BEYA annual conference.

McLean, Va., March 1, 2016—Four employees of The MITRE Corporation were recognized for their professional accomplishments during the 2016 BEYA (Becoming Everything You Are) Awards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conference. Mallik Rao received the Senior Investigator Award. Diane Hanf, Carla Kendrick and Gina Guillaume-Joseph received Modern-Day Technology Leader Awards.

Sponsored by Career Communications Group (CCG), the annual conference was held in Philadelphia, February 18-20. The event—now in its 30th year—brings together engineering and IT professionals from the corporate, government, and military communities, along with students, to promote opportunities for underrepresented groups and women in the U.S. technology sector.

Julie Gravallese, MITRE vice president and chief human resources officer, said, “MITRE was honored to have four employees recognized at this year’s event. I’d like to offer my personal congratulations to Mallik, Diane, Carla and Gina. These awards speak to the value MITRE places on team diversity to produce innovative solutions. Their strong technical expertise have resulted in enormous impact on our government sponsors’ toughest challenges.”

Mallik Rao

Rao provides technical oversight to various model based systems engineering (MBSE) initiatives. His work supports Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) enterprise engineering, including analysis of enterprise services and infrastructure, data center engineering, and engineering analysis for DISA’s transition to enterprise office automation and collaboration. He is performs the role of MITRE chief engineer for secure enterprise applications and services supporting DISA. In this function, he provides technical oversight over project deliverables from MITRE to DISA, and also provides strategic support to his MITRE department and division.

Rao received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Jahwaharlal Nehru Tech University; a master’s degree in cybersecurity and management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus; and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Florida Atlantic University.

Diane Hanf

Hanf is currently a multi-discipline systems engineer in MITRE’s National Security Engineering Center’s (NSEC) agile and adaptive software engineering technology division. She consistently helps MITRE’s government sponsors shape their technology transformation efforts so they can embrace next generation technologies with reduced risk. She facilitated Information Assurance Reciprocity among government agencies by chairing discussions between them so that mobile applications can be more quickly exchanged between their mobile ecosystems.

Hanf received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayland Baptist University and a master’s in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Carla Kendrick, Ph.D.

Kendrick is a principal enterprise architect and serves as the project leader for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Enterprise Architecture (EA) project. She has served U.S. Federal Government agencies for over 34 years, providing advice and guidance for management and senior executives in establishing and using enterprise architecture, systems engineering principles, management strategies, strategic planning, organization management, and program management. Her professional leadership has resulted in enhanced performance improvement for her government clients.

Kendrick received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Alabama; a master’s degree in computer resource management from Webster University; and a doctorate in organization and management from Capella University.

Gina Guillaume-Joseph, Ph.D.

Guillaume-Joseph is a systems engineer who leads improvements in the areas of systems acquisition, requirements management, software development, software testing, systems deployment, project management, and quality assurance. She applies competencies and systems engineering best practices in the transformation of large enterprise systems within the VA, IRS, SSA, DHS, and FDIC. She is also a published author and an adjunct professor at George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Guillaume-Joseph received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston College; a master’s degree in information technology systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and a doctorate in systems engineering from The George Washington University.

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