MITRE Vice President James Cook Named Federal 100 Winner
McLean, Va., March 28, 2019—James Cook, MITRE vice president of strategic engagement and partnerships, has been named to FCW's 2019 Federal 100 for his leadership in innovation and IT modernization to enhance government. His achievements include creating and engaging in partnerships with government, universities, private sector, and non-profit organizations such as the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Institute for Innovation. Cook was also recognized by FCW in 2014 and 2007.
The Federal 100 awards recognize leaders who have gone above and beyond to show how government can leverage technology to serve the public and federal employees better. This year's list of winners, chosen by a select panel of government and industry leaders, includes 28 from private industry, one from academia, and 71 from the federal government.
"I'm honored to receive this recognition along with so many other distinguished individuals, many of whom I've worked with in the past and all who are making such significant contributions throughout the federal government," Cook said. "This recognition is a testimony to the innovative work that is done together with our many strategic partners in government, industry and academia, and by my colleagues at MITRE."
Cook led the Federal Workforce Symposium, in partnership with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and oversaw the corresponding report, which outlined the challenges, opportunities, and actions from the symposium to plan for the increasingly digital future of government work. As a long-time champion of improving the way the government serves the public, he also continues to actively engage new organizations with innovative ideas on initiatives around the President's Management Agenda, Government Reorganization Plan, Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, and beyond. Cook also serves as co-chair for ACT-IAC 2019 Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards.
Cook is among several MITRE leaders who have been named to the Federal 100 list, including: Al Grasso, immediate past president and CEO; Joel Jacobs, vice president and CIO; and Jackie Wynn, vice president and director of the Center for Enterprise Modernization's Veterans Affairs Portfolio.
FCW honored the Federal 100 winners at a gala in Washington, D.C., on March 28. This year marks the awards' 30thanniversary of celebrating government, industry and academic leaders who are transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.
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