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Harry Perper

Chief Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST

Harry Perper is a Chief Engineer for the MITRE Corporation, which operates NIST’s National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC). In his role as Chief Engineer, Harry is responsible providing quality oversight across dozens of cybersecurity lab projects and influencing the FFRDC’s forward-looking research investment opportunities. 


The National Cybersecurity FFRDC also supports NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a collaborative hub which identifies pressing cybersecurity challenges with industry and builds modular, end-to-end solutions with commercially available products to demonstrate standards-based cybersecurity. At the NCCoE, Harry helps guide more than 40 of cybersecurity engineers as they work through the development of cybersecurity reference designs and lab implementations.


Prior to his support of the NCCoE, Harry worked at MITRE’s Center for National Security, leading teams focused on evaluating a range of cyber technologies for the US Department of Defense.  Before his career at MITRE, Harry worked in the telecommunications industry in various capacities including operations, engineering and marketing. 


Harry has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University.

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