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Alan Harbitter

Harbitter Consulting

Alan Harbitter Harbitter Consulting, LLCAlan Harbitter is currently a consultant operating under Harbitter Consulting, LLC. In 1985, he co-founded PEC Solutions, Inc. and was jointly responsible for its growth to a publicly traded company with over 1700 employees. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of that company. In 2005, PEC was purchased by Nortel Networks, Inc. Dr. Harbitter’s areas of technical expertise include: information system performance, security, and architecture. His areas of business expertise include small/medium company development and operation.

Dr. Harbitter has over 30 years of diversified experience in information technology (IT) analysis, and implementation. He has led many high-level strategy, analysis, and implementation projects, mostly for government IT programs. Recently, he has been active in homeland security-motivated initiatives to improve secure information-sharing among state, local, regional, and Federal justice organizations.Other activities and memberships include:

  • Winner of a “Fed 100” award in 2008 for contributions toward enhancing secure information sharing within the nation’s justice community.
  • Distinguished Professor at the George Mason University Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering
  • Co-founder of the Washington Area Chief Technology Officers’ Roundtable, the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and trustee of the Arc Foundation of Northern Virginia.

Dr. Harbitter received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, and his doctorate in computer science from George Mason University. His doctoral research concerned information security and, specifically, authentication in large and wireless networks. He is well published in the area.

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