Greg Grant serves as the Center’s director and is the senior principal of integration and plans for MITRE’s National Security Sector. Prior to joining MITRE, Greg was senior director of strategy at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). During his nearly decade-long tenure with the Department of Defense, Greg also served as special assistant to Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, helping him develop the “Third Offset Strategy.” His DoD experience includes serving as director of the Advanced Capabilities and Deterrence Panel, an effort to identify new technologies and concepts to advance U.S. military advantages against potential adversaries. He also served as a speechwriter to previous Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates, Leon Panetta, and Chuck Hagel.
A skilled analyst and former journalist, Greg was an embedded reporter with American troops during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and continued covering the war in Iraq—as well as the conflict in Afghanistan—for a number of years. Before taking an interest in journalism, he worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He currently serves as an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.