Matt Tarascio leads Booz Allen’s analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) business in support of the U.S. Department of Defense. In this role, he spearheads our efforts to accelerate integration of analytics, data science, and AI capabilities across defense missions, and guides strategy development to advance national defense.
As a member of the firm’s analytics and AI executive team, Matt drives efforts to identify and mature disruptive technologies, techniques, and methods through internal research and development programs. He also educates colleagues and clients on the appropriate, ethical use of such capabilities.
Before joining Booz Allen, Matt spent nearly 20 years at Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. He began at Sikorsky as a conceptual design engineer, advanced to become chief engineer for Sikorsky Innovations, and eventually became the company’s director of intelligent technologies, analytics, and sustainment. As Lockheed Martin’s first chief data and analytics officer, Matt was responsible for establishing the company’s data and analytics function and organization. Most recently, serving as Lockheed Martin’s vice president of AI, Matt developed the talent, tools, technology, and strategy needed to meet mission needs through the ethical deployment of AI at scale. He received Lockheed Martin’s NOVA Award, its highest honor, in 2017.
Matt earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland, respectively. Matt is also a recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award, which recognizes significant research contributions to the field of aerospace engineering.