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Pete Modigliani

Pete Modigliani Joined BGS in May 2023

Pete Modigliani is a Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies. He is a leader in defense acquisition with over 25 years of experience transforming the Department of Defense and intelligence community enterprises. He has testified before Congress, published numerous papers and articles, and guest lectures at senior DoD acquisition courses on acquisition to enable greater speed, agility, and tech adoption.

Prior to joining BGS, Mr. Modigliani worked at the MITRE Corporation serving as the Defense Acquisition Lead for the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)). He led many strategic initiatives to include the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, Middle Tier of Acquisition, and Software Acquisition pathways as well as portfolio management, requirements, and budget reforms. He advised major programs on their acquisition and contracting strategies to deftly navigate the program lifecycle with greater speed and success.

Mr. Modigliani served on the Section 809 Panel, a Congressionally directed panel chartered to streamline and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Defense Acquisition Process.

Prior to MITRE, he was an Assistant Vice President with Alion Science and Technology managing a team of senior acquisition professionals within the Air Force Acquisition Executive office. He advised Air Force program managers on their acquisition and budget strategies and Pentagon leaders on enterprise initiatives for the $6B information dominance portfolio.

Mr. Modigliani began his career as an Air Force program manager with major aircraft and software systems. He partnered with industry executives to prototype a B2G portal to foster collaboration.

He received a BS in industrial engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Boston College.

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