Executive Profiles

Mike DiFrancisco, Director of the Engineering, Test and Evaluation Division at VT-ARC

Mike DiFrancisco,

T&E Division Director,


Mike DiFrancisco, Director of the Engineering, Test and Evaluation Division at VT-ARC

Mike DiFrancisco is the director of the engineering, test and evaluation division of Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, a university-affiliated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

VT-ARC specializes in conducting tailored analysis, research and engineering work aimed at addressing problems of national and global importance.

DiFrancisco’s role is focused on applied research and testing of wireless technologies as well as on test campaign management capabilities, VT-ARC said.

He is a technology executive with expertise in communication systems, radio frequency design, satellite communications, cyber technologies, information technology infrastructure systems and networking.

VT-ARC said he also has experience supporting the defense and intelligence communities in areas related to RF communications systems and networks.

Before joining VT-ARC in May 2012, he was a principal at management and IT consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton.

The said role was focused on disciplines such as engineering, business development, cyber technology, IT infrastructure and networks.

He also held various technology-related consultant, associate and senior associate roles across his 26-year career at Booz Allen, according to his LinkedIn profile.

DiFrancisco previously served as a member of the technical staff of RCA Government Communications Systems.

He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

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