Duane Blackburn

S&T Policy Analyst
The MITRE Corporation


Duane Blackburn (@dmblackburn) joined MITRE (a not-for-profit operator of FFRDCs) in November of 2011, where he provides technical, strategic, and policy guidance to several federal government organizations. He established and leads the MITRE Challenge series of innovation competitions, and works to enhance MITRE’s ability to provide transformational outcomes for federal agencies. He spent most of 2016 helping agencies, campaigns/transition teams, and 3rd party partners prepare for the 2017 presidential transition. Mr. Blackburn’s most recent prior appointment was in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he was responsible for the federal government's identity management and homeland security S&T enterprises. He led multiple bodies within the National Science and Technology Council, and provided guidance to others within the Executive Office of the President on a variety of issues. Mr. Blackburn previously served as a RDT&E program manager at the FBI, NIJ, and the DoD.

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