As Mission Area Director for Science & Technology, Jessica Albosta focuses on providing ANSER’s clients with the scientific expertise required to ensure that advances in science and technology deliver tangible benefits to end users. She oversees 2 divisions and 54 staff supporting all development phases, from basic research to early program planning, test and evaluation, and technology transition. The area seeks to inform decisions regarding technology options, program technical performance, test verification, and overall performance risk. She leads a multidisciplinary team of policy, operations, technical, and research analysts supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies, the military Services, and other Federal organizations such as NASA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Intelligence Community with an annual revenue stream of roughly $25M.
Ms. Albosta has been with ANSER since 2002. Before becoming a Mission Area Director, she served as manager for the Chemical Biological Matters Division, the Joint Warfighting Division, and the Research and Development Division. She managed teams of senior CBRN experts in the areas of policy, emergency response, and chemical demilitarization. She also directly managed a variety of government contracts totaling approximately $8 million annually.
Ms. Albosta also served 11 years as an on-site contractor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Chemical Biological Technologies Directorate. There she lead a multi-company team of analysts providing technical and programmatic support for science and technology research, focusing on information collection, fusion, and hazard prediction for chemical and biological defense. She provided analytical assessments and evaluations of complex issues for decision making, management, and administration within the science and technology component of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program.
Ms. Albosta holds an MBA with a focus in Information Systems Management from George Mason University, a Graduate Certificate for Chief Information Officer Competencies from the Federal CIO Council, and a Bachelor’s in Information Systems from the College of William and Mary. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional with a Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.