Vice President, Director, Center for Securing the Homeland
Yosry A. Barsoum is vice president of the Center for Securing the Homeland at MITRE. In this role, he directs the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI™) and the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center (NCF). MITRE operates HSSEDI for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NCF for the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
Barsoum, who joined MITRE in 1990, has been recognized for his technical and management leadership internally and externally. His work spans a range of technical areas including modeling and simulation; communications and networking; and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Barsoum previously led MITRE’s support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to that, Barsoum was associate executive director and chief engineer for the Army Programs Directorate in the National Security Engineering Center, the FFRDC MITRE operates for the Department of Defense.
In 2022, Homeland Security Today gave Barsoum its Mission Award for his leadership in advancing homeland security challenges.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University.