David Lehman
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Mr. David Lehman is senior vice president and chief operations officer of The MITRE Corporation. Mr. Lehman's role includes overseeing the company's strategic management processes, ensuring that the company operates effectively as a unified enterprise, and championing initiatives across federally funded research and development centers.

Previously, Mr. Lehman was the general manager of MITRE's Command and Control Center (C2C). In building the Center, Mr. Lehman merged 2,300 staff members from various organizations from around the company who were supporting Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors. In this position, he created an environment of information and solution sharing across programs and services to support more integrated outcomes for the DoD and help advance the development of a joint command, control, and communications system.

Before becoming general manager, Mr. Lehman was MITRE's senior vice president for information and technology. In this position, he was responsible for the formulation and management of the corporation's technology program and corporate information infrastructure and its continuous enhancement through technology.

Mr. Lehman also served as vice president and chief technology officer from 1997 to 2001, when his position was expanded to include the chief information officer function. He has 30 years of experience in the Intelligence Community, the U.S. imagery system, and information management systems.

Formerly, Mr. Lehman was technical director of MITRE's Intelligence and Special Projects Division. He supported the Intelligence Directorate of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base as it acquired intelligence training systems, tactical imagery and information systems, and electronic support measures. In this position, and in his prior position as associate technical director of the same division, he provided systems engineering, systems acquisition, and expertise in enabling technologies to a wide variety of MITRE's command, control, and intelligence customers.

Earlier, Mr. Lehman was department head of the Imagery Systems Department. He was responsible for MITRE's work in imagery intelligence, including image processing research, systems engineering support to the National Exploitation Laboratory, and systems acquisition and project management support to the Joint Service Image Processing System, a deployable ground station for the receipt, processing, exploitation, and dissemination of intelligence derived from both national and tactical imagery.

He briefly left MITRE from 1984 to 1985 to be a product manager for the newly formed Federal Systems Division of Data General Corporation. Prior to this, he ran several research projects at MITRE before becoming involved in the beginning of the National Photographic Interpretation Center work. From 1974 to 1978, he had two site assignments, one in Germany and one at Ft. Meade, Md. He joined MITRE in 1974 as an associate member of the technical staff working as a programmer on intelligence applications.

He is a member of the Army/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Senior Advisory Group and a member of the Executive Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International. Mr. Lehman received a bachelor's degree in geology from Williams College in 1974.


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