The Cambridge Cyber Summit

Mark Maybury

Dr. Mark Maybury has joined the MITRE National Security (MNS) Sector to assume the role of vice president of the Intelligence Portfolios. In this role, he leads MITRE in applying systems engineering, technology expertise, and innovation to help the intelligence and federal law enforcement communities improve mission effectiveness, integrate across agencies, and drive greater operating efficiency.

He comes to MNS from his most recent position as vice president and chief security officer of The MITRE Corporation and director of the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, which MITRE operates for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In these roles, he managed the overall cybersecurity strategy for the company, including outreach and partnerships, in addition to aligning and developing strategies and resources to realize MITRE's next generation cybersecurity vision.

Dr. Maybury previously served as MITRE's Chief Technology Officer, directing the organization's independent research and development program and developing the corporate technology strategy.

From 2010 to June 2013, Dr. Maybury served as the chief scientist of the Air Force. His responsibilities included advising the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force and providing assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. In this role, he identified and analyzed technical issues and brought them to the attention of Air Force and national security leaders. Dr. Maybury led strategic studies in energy, cybersecurity, and global science and technology. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), as vice chair of Science and Technology, as vice chair of a study on remotely piloted aircraft, and as a member on SAB studies on commercial space, rapid on-orbit checkout, and operating in contested cyberspace.

As executive director of MITRE's Information Technology Division, Dr. Maybury oversaw the advanced research and development work for a wide variety of intelligence and defense systems. He led a division of experts in the disciplines of intelligent information systems, analytic tools, performance support, collaborative environments, geospatial information systems, distributed computing, networking, and data, information, and knowledge management.

Since joining MITRE in 1990, Dr. Maybury has held several leadership roles. He managed MITRE's Speech and Natural Language Group, served as director of the Bedford Artificial Intelligence Technical Center, led the Advanced Information Systems Technology Department, directed the Advanced Information Systems Center, and served as deputy division manager for National Intelligence. He has contributed his expertise in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to many sponsored projects over the years.

He also founded and was executive director of the Advanced Research and Development Activity Northeast Regional Research Center. The center was formed to bring together experts from government, academia, and industry and sponsor research on leading edge technology that could solve critical problems facing the intelligence community.

Dr. Maybury remains a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and sits on both the Defense Science Board and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. He is a fellow in both the IEEE and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Maybury was a U.S. Air Force officer, serving as research team chief and then program manager at Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base.

Dr. Maybury has authored or edited 10 books and more than 60 refereed publications. He holds patents for both broadcast news understanding (6,961,954) and personalcasting (7,386,542). His awards include recognition from New York City and MITRE for support of World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts, a Recognition Award from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for support to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, and a Special Recognition Award from President George W. Bush for planning for the Terrorism Information Sharing Environment. In 2016, Federal Computer Week magazine named Dr. Maybury among its Federal 100 Award winners. The award recognizes government, industry, and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops, and manages IT.

Dr. Maybury received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from College of the Holy Cross (Fenwick Scholar, valedictorian), a master's degree in computer speech and language processing from Cambridge University, England (Rotary Scholar), a master's degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctoral degree in artificial intelligence from Cambridge.