alumninewsMark Maybury, MBA ’89, was honored at an Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) international conference in July. He received the AFCEA Distinguished Award for Excellence in Information Technology for “his immeasurable contributions to the understanding and advancement of the role of IT in enhancing our nation’s security.”

Maybury is chief security officer of The MITRE Corporation and vice president and director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center, which MITRE operates for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The AFCEA commended Maybury for his leadership of an independent MITRE R&D program that resulted in more efficient technology transfer, leading to more affordable products for government agencies. In recognition of this work, earlier this year he received Federal Computer Week’s prestigious Federal 100 Award, given to those “who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community.”

From 2010 to 2013, Maybury served as chief scientist of the Air Force, where he provided assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, where his contributions included studies on commercial space, rapid on-orbit checkout, and operating in contested cyberspace.