Kaitlin Bulavinetz is the associate director of S&T analysis and policy integration for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Analysis within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Prior to this role, she served as the chief of staff to the Department of the Air Force’s Chief Software Officer. She has worked within the Department of Defense supporting the Office of Acquisition Enablers and the Defense Innovation Board. Previously, Kaitlin worked in the private sector managing commercial and federal software accounts and leading federal customer advocacy and corporate communications at Hitachi Vantara. Before that, she served as a senior associate with The Meyers Group, where she formulated and executed federal business development strategies for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to tech start-ups. Additionally, she has previously handled press and legislative issues in several Congressional offices. Kaitlin was named a “rising star” in 2019 by Federal Computer Week magazine and recognized at the Government Innovation Awards for her work with the Washington Cyber Roundtable, a cyber and national security non-profit.