Michael Caccuitto serves on the staff of the Army Research Office (ARO) in Durham, NC as the Division Chief for Technology Integration and Outreach. Under his purview are Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program activities for ARO, STTR Army-wide, funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI), and Youth Sciences Programs.
Prior to assuming his current role in July 2009, Mr. Caccuitto served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) as the Administrator for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs for the Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, he was responsible for policy, oversight and administration of the programs which have a combined budget of over $1.3 billion across the Department.
Before joining the OSD staff in February 2000, Mr. Caccuitto was involved with starting a small business focusing on internet-enabled academic publishing. He also served for nine years an officer in the US Air Force in a variety of research & development, acquisition program management and staff roles, in active duty and reserve capacities. He remains in the Air Force Reserve assigned to the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.
He holds masters degrees from the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a bachelors degree from the University of Rochester.