Dr. Kerry Buckley

Vice President, Intelligence Programs, Center for Programs and Technology

Dr. Kerry Buckley is the vice president of intelligence programs within the Center for Programs and Technology at The MITRE Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for helping set MITRE’s strategy and priorities in support of the intelligence community. This includes ensuring technical quality, affordability, and timely delivery of work products; nurturing a developmental culture for MITRE employees; and accelerating technical innovation to anticipate and meet the future demands of government sponsors.

Dr. Buckley joined MITRE in 2000. She previously served as the director of the company’s Information Technology Technical Center. During her career at MITRE, she has been a leader in helping solve critical challenges faced by government sponsors that oversee national security, law enforcement, and civilian agencies.

An expert in organizational sciences, Dr. Buckley has focused heavily on a systems science approach to social, behavioral, and linguistic issues of national importance. She has applied her organizational planning and performance measurement knowledge to information sharing, enterprise IT, and collaboration initiatives for agencies across the U.S. government. In addition, Dr. Buckley contributed to the development of competency-based recruitment, selection, and career paths for analysts, linguists, and security specialists.

Dr. Buckley was the director of business process research at Veridian Corporation, a unit of General Dynamics. In this role, she led a variety of government-sponsored projects, including work focusing on virtual collaboration environments using high performance networks and simulation-based training. Dr. 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.

Dr. Buckley earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and statistics from Boston University and earned a Master’s of Philosophy and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from George Washington University.