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Executives from Peraton visited Purdue University and met with leaders of the Purdue Applied Research Institute (PARI) Oct. 31. Front row from left: Josephine Micallef, vice president of cyber and network systems at Peraton; Greg Caufman, senior director for university relations and recruiting at Peraton; Kevin Massey, chief operating officer at PARI. Back row from left: Mark Adams, vice president of technology and engineering at Peraton; Dannie Stanley, senior research scientist at Peraton; Adam Nichols, lead associate research scientist at Peraton.
Photo Credit: Peraton

VTCRC tenant Peraton is growing their operations as they continue to expand national security research and innovation, address growing mission needs, and leverage talent. Peraton’s Research and Innovation Center is part of the Peraton Strategic Innovation Group (SIG), led by Chris Valentino, chief innovation officer conducts applied research and development (R&D) in cyber, networking, operations, and quantum technologies ,with deep expertise in cyber defense, network virtualization, critical infrastructure protection, exploration and assessment of emerging cyber threats, and networking technologies and operations from architecture and protocols to network control and service management.

The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center proudly supports tenants like Peraton making big moves in the industry. Congratulations on your achievements!


Peraton is a national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies that protect our nation and allies from threats across the digital and physical domains. Peraton supports every branch of the US Armed Forces, and we serve as a valued partner to essential government agencies who sustain our way of life. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re safeguarding your peace of mind.

Learn more about their growing operations HERE.

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