Yosry A. Barsoum is vice president and director of the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute™ (HSSEDI) at MITRE. HSSEDI is the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that MITRE manages for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The HSSEDI provides systems engineering and technology expertise that supports DHS acquisition strategy and improved capabilities to ensure the nation’s security.
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 (C4ISR).
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 (NSEC), the FFRDC MITRE operates for the Department of Defense.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology. He also holds an executive master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University.