Joseph "Joe" Salvatore is the Manager of the FAA Technical Partnerships and Information Exchange Team at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center.
Joe is responsible for advancing aviation technology through strategic partnerships with industry, academia, and other government organizations and providing world-class information services to aviation users. He is also responsible for the FAA's Technology Transfer Program which enables the transfer of the Federal Laboratory's technologies with and to the private sector when mutually beneficial.
Joe began his career with the FAA in 1982 and continued with the Agency until 2006.
During this time, Joe designed, developed, and implemented numerous software systems for various FAA air traffic control maintenance programs and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He also oversaw numerous technical contracts and procurements for the Technical Center. After 9/11, Joe became the program manager for the service level agreement (SLA) between the FAA and DHS.
In 2006, he transferred to DHS and continued managing the operational automation program that he implemented while managing the SLA for FAA. He returned to FAA in 2009.
He is well-versed in research, development, test, integration, verification, and validation of aviation systems, technologies, and procedures, has extensive experience in multi-organizational collaboration, and has a very broad contract management background.
Mr. Salvatore holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers-Camden Law School.