Mitre names new cyber technologies VP
Wen Masters joins McLean nonprofit from Georgia Tech
McLean-based The Mitre Corp. has hired research scientist Wen Masters as its vice president for cyber technologies, effective May 17.
Masters most recently worked at Georgia Tech Research Institute, where she served as deputy director for research and led its Information and Cyber Sciences Directorate. She was principal research scientist at Georgia Tech.
Founded in 1958, Mitre is a not-for-profit organization that manages federally funded research and development centers. Masters will lead corporate cybersecurity strategy and Mitre’s cybersecurity innovation centers, where more than 600 people work on such issues, according to the announcement.
Masters, who holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, worked for the U.S. government for 23 years, including at the Office of Naval Research. She also brings experience from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Masters serves on the U.S. Army Science Board and the National Academy of Sciences Naval Studies Board.