Mr. Michael Bartone came on board CSCI as the Vice President of Business Development in 2019. Leveraging a 30-year career in the CIA, he builds strategic relationships with CSCI and government agencies, identifying customer needs and delivering outcomes that enhance our nation’s security.
While in the CIA, Mr. Bartone served in multiple engineering and R&D offices and high-level leadership roles within the Directorate of Science and Technology. He also served as a program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). His research areas included space systems and remote sensing technologies, geolocation, electro-optical, and bi-static and multi-static SAR. As the Director of Denial and Deception (D&D) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Mr. Bartone served as the representative to the DNI and stakeholders in external organizations. He instituted the NRO 4 thrust D&D effort focusing on awareness, quantification, defeat, and delaying adversary effectiveness. Most notably in his career, Mr. Bartone led the NRO in performing “Intellectual R&D –Wargaming” for internal and external strategic games, seminars, and studies that included future space operational concepts, technologies, and capabilities.
Mr. Bartone is widely recognized throughout the Intelligence Community for thinking unconventionally to meet the most challenging organizational goals and objectives. His dedication to bringing innovative, technology-based solutions using advanced and out-of-the-box concepts has earned him two Presidential Awards, the DCI Quality Award, and numerous Exceptional Performance Awards.
Outside of the office, Mr. Bartone enjoys giving back to the community and sharing his knowledge with young scholars in STEM pursuits. Since 2010, he has volunteered both as a mentor and coach for the FROGbots, a community robotics team composed of 14 middle- and high-schoolers competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).
Mr. Bartone received his Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management Systems from Chapman University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.