Ken Colucci


Mr. Colucci has over thirty years of experience in developing and executing strategic solutions for nationally significant programs. From 2001 to 2008 he was the Head of Strategic Relations for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory, a DOD Federally Funded Research & Development Center with $650M of sponsored research and a staff of 3100. In this capacity he served as the primary interface with the senior leadership of DOD, the military services, the Intelligence Community, and also with members of Congress and their staffs concerning technology opportunities, enabling capabilities, and policy-level assessments related to emerging threats and technologies. He also served as a member of the Lincoln Laboratory Senior Management Committee and provided executive oversight of Laboratory intelligence and national security space programs.


Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2001, Mr. Colucci served as a member of the Secretary of Defense’s defense strategy review panel at the beginning of Secretary Rumsfeld’s tenure. Previously, he was appointed by the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to serve as the Chief of Staff of the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), assessing its future ability to develop and field innovative technologies for space reconnaissance.


From 1988 to 2000 Mr. Colucci held a number of executive positions at Pacific Sierra Research Corporation (PSR). As Vice President for Business Development and Strategic Planning, he was instrumental in negotiating the company’s merger with Veridian Corporation and in subsequent acquisitions that helped grow Veridian revenue to $600M. Previously, as Vice President and General Manager of PSR’s Intelligence Systems Integration Division, he was the executing authority for multiple DOD, Intelligence, and other government agency contracts. In his prior capacity as Program Manager for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Programs he fostered the successful development of operational concepts and technologies for integrating national intelligence information for use by tactical commanders during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.


Mr. Colucci is a veteran with over 22 years of service in the U.S. Army, much of which was as a Foreign Area Officer. He has served in political-military assignments in the Office of the Defense Attaché in Bonn, Germany; as a representative of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Vienna, Austria on the U.S. Delegations to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations (MBFR) and the Conventional Stability Mandate Talks (CST) between NATO and the Warsaw Pact; and as Chief of the Defense Language Institute’s foreign language training program for Defense Attachés, and for presidential translators serving on the Moscow Hotline.


Mr. Colucci currently serves as a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and as an independent advisor to OSD, the Intelligence Community, the Congress, and to the Massachusetts Port Authority concerning national security and operational intelligence issues.


Mr. Colucci received a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Park University. He has attended graduate studies in Information Systems Management with the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Language Institute, and the Harvard University JFK School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.


Clearance: TS/SCI with current SSBI, CI polygraph