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Executive Profile: Ray Haller, SVP and GM of MITRE Corp.’s Center for National Security

Ray-HallerRaymond Haller is senior vice president and general manager of MITRE Corp.’s Center for National Security. In that role, he is responsible for research, development and system acquisition support of intelligence and information systems, which support numerous DoD and Intelligence Community sponsors.

MITRE’s National Security Engineering Center is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Department of Defense. Haller took on that role after holding the same position with the firm’s Center for Integrated Intelligence Systems, another operating center within the Engineering Center.

Haller was the primary interface with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering – who oversees the NSEC – as deputy director, where he shared responsibility for cost and resource management functions.

LearningFrom October 2007 to March 2012, Mr. Haller was senior vice president and director of the NSEC, where he focused on integration and interoperability topics of importance to the DoD and the IC. He was responsible for key stakeholder and sponsor relations and work-program shaping across the NSEC’s business operations, as well as advancing the Center’s overall strategy.

Earlier, Mr. Haller was senior vice president of the Command and Control Center (C2C), the second operating center within the NSEC. He was responsible for integration, partnerships, and transformation, including the identification, initiation, and execution of joint activities. In addition, he initiated and led the C2C’s partnerships with other DoD FFRDCs.

In 2004, Mr. Haller was appointed senior vice president and general manager of the Washington Command, Control, and Communications Center. In this position, he was responsible for the overall direction of work conducted for the U.S. Army, Navy, Defense Information Systems Agency, Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other members of the national security community.

TeachingFrom 2003 to 2004, he served as vice president of the WC3, responsible for MITRE’s work for select senior customers focused on DoD transformation. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Haller was executive director of the WC3 Special Projects Office and was responsible for work related to DoD transformation, future naval capabilities, joint battlefield management command and control support to the U.S. Joint Forces Command, future space sensing architecture, and transformational communications.

From 1998 to 2001, he was director of the Economic and Decision Analysis Center, MITRE’s “center of technical excellence” for decision support, economic analysis, analysis of alternatives, business case analysis, acquisition support, information technology portfolio analysis, investment strategy development, and CIO support.

From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Haller was chief engineer of the Naval Systems and Technology Division. In this position, he helped to shape the division’s technical work program, increasing its overall quality and impact and strengthening connections between the work program and MITRE’s research activities.

Mr. Haller periodically leads special studies. In 2006 and 2010, he led an independent technical review of a major classified DoD acquisition program, leading to significant program adjustments and added risk reduction funding.

In 2000 and 2001, he was the lead analyst on the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense C3I Information Superiority Investment Strategy initiative. This effort developed and executed a process for prioritizing needed capabilities and was used as a basis for input to the 2001 DoD Quadrennial Defense Review. He also co-led the ISR Mix Study in support of C4ISR Mission Assessment performed for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The study’s results were used in support of the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review.

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