Mr. John A. Wilson

Vice President, Technical Centers, Center for Programs and Technology

John A. Wilson is vice president for technical centers for MITRE's Center for Programs and Technology. In this role, he applies his leadership skills and extensive experience in software engineering, embedded systems, and information technologies to advance MITRE's technical centers of excellence.

A MITRE employee since 1983, Wilson previously served as technical director of the Information Technology Technical Center. He managed a 300-person division, identifying ways to apply information technologies across the range of MITRE's national security and civil agency customers. He was also technical director of the Net-Centric Division in the Center for National Security, leading the engineering support provided to transformational communications, network, and IT infrastructure programs for the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department. With extensive experience in large-scale software and information systems, he has also led numerous independent technical assessments for MITRE's most senior customers. These assessments have included programs ranging from military communications terminals to enterprise information systems.

Wilson has also been the director of information and software technologies in the Center for Air Force Command and Control Systems, and has held a variety of other positions at MITRE. He was responsible for establishing the Internet Technologies Department with projects in extranets, streaming media, and intranet tools. His earlier work included software testbeds, biometric systems, and numerous communications and networking prototypes.

In addition to his experience at MITRE, Wilson was director of consulting technology for Kana Software, a customer relationship management company. He provided overall technical direction for Kana's consulting team in deploying their software across a range of enterprises. This included establishing solution centers that focused on integration solution reuse. Clients ranged from Fortune 100 firms to high profile Internet companies.

He has also been an adjunct faculty member for Boston University, Daniel Webster College, New Hampshire College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has taught and designed undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science, software engineering, and information technologies. Wilson has also published articles and presented papers for IEEE, AFCEA, ACM, ASNT, and other organizations.   

Wilson received his bachelor of science in computer science with a minor in philosophy from the University of New Hampshire and a master's in software engineering from the Wang Institute of Technology.