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David Powner

Director, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships

Dave is a Director for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships at the MITRE Corporation. In this role, he enhances MITRE’s strategic corporate partnership interactions and development of new opportunities with the federal government, states, the private sector, and academia.

Dave has more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining MITRE, he served as a Director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he led numerous reviews of federal information technology that resulted in Dave testifying before Congress more than 100 times. He received Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 award in 2008, 2012, and 2017. In 2017, he was the federal government’s top awardee receiving the Eagle award for his contributions to the federal information technology community. In the private sector, Dave led software development teams in the telecommunications industry. Dave is a frequent speaker and has been featured on Government Matters. He has also been a radio guest on multiple radio programs including Federal News Radio. 

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and attended the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.