Mike Uster is the chief information officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a senior vice president at ManTech.
As CIO/CTO, Mr. Uster directs the enterprise’s managed services, from datacenters to collaboration tools to security and the implementation of new and emerging technologies. ManTech’s Enterprise Information Services organization supports more than 14,000 users including employees, customers, consultants and subcontractors. In his CTO role, Mr. Uster has embedded a culture of “proven here first” by deploying new solutions and innovative technologies across the ManTech. This model has enabled ManTech to provide valuable insights and an enhanced customer experience and delivery of mission-driven innovation and capabilities supporting national and homeland security.
Mr. Uster also oversees cybersecurity operations, customer service, application development and enterprise business management systems across 80 global locations, making ManTech a leader in custom tailored solutions that innovate, modernize and transform IT for employees and customers. End result: dramatic gains in user experience, satisfaction and productivity with consistent cost savings that contribute to reinvestment in enterprise-wide innovation initiatives.
Mr. Uster joined ManTech in 2005 as a vice president and quickly advanced to senior vice president in roles spanning the design of business management system solutions, contract and supply chain management, and program management. For more than a decade, Mr. Uster led the Enterprise Strategic IT Initiatives review, prioritization and execution process.
In November 2021 Mr. Uster and his team moved the company with more than 14,000 users into a complete zero trust environment, and is leveraging this expertise to assist multiple government agencies in their own zero trust journeys. Mike developed a roadmap to improve the enterprise security posture as agencies undergo digital transformation, implement stronger cybersecurity standards, move to secure cloud services within a zero-trust architecture, and deploy multi-factor authentication and encryption.
In his more than 35 years as a government contractor, Mr. Uster has also worked at Northrop Grumman, Lockheed’s “Skunk Works,” the RAND Corporation, TRW, Metric Systems and Object Sciences Corporation on assignments throughout the United States and in Egypt, Oman and Turkey. Mike is a graduate of California’s Biola University with a Bachelor of Art in Modern European History.
We live in an exciting age driven by new technologies that demand Enterprise IT deliver secure, easy, and efficient solutions that bring confidence to every customer — a great challenge that inspires our team to architect, implement and deliver internally and externally to our customers.
Mr. Uster is a 2020, 2021 and 2022 CIO ORBIE award finalist and was selected to the distinguished list of “Top 100 CIO” by CIO Magazine in 2012.
He was also selected as one of WashingtonExec's "Top CIOs to Watch" in 2020 and in 2022.
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