FALLS CHURCH, VA—July 6, 2020—Cognosante today announced the appointment of Bridget Gauer as the company’s Senior Vice President of Strategy.
Gauer joins Cognosante after spending several years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) where she served as the Director. In this role, Gauer set the strategic vision for the NIH GWAC program, which consists of three contract vehicles: CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business, and CIO-CS.
“This is a vital time for Cognosante, and the addition of this role positions the company to reach the next level of size and scope. Bridget is a proven leader with a strong track record in acquisition management at large federal agencies, including the NIH and Department of Health and Human Services. She will be an excellent addition to our leadership team as she supports the company’s overall growth process from pursuit to execution,” says Michele Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Gauer has over 25 years of acquisition and leadership expertise. Prior to joining NITAAC, she served as the Division Director of Contracts for the Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response and the Acting Director for the Acquisition Program Support Division with the Office of Acquisition Management, Contracts, and Grants Office. She has worked in several leadership positions within the Federal Acquisition community including with the Federal Communication Commission and the Department of Homeland Security. Gauer holds a B.S. in Recreation, an MBA, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
“I am incredibly excited to join Cognosante. This role provides an opportunity for me to apply my government and leadership experience in a new capacity while focusing on strategy and growth. Together with my colleagues, I look forward to supporting Cognosante’s mission and enhancing their relationships with additional government agencies,” quoted Gauer.
Cognosante provides technology solutions and business process outsourcing to Federal, state, and local government health agencies as well as social services and defense agencies. The company has more than a decade of experience working with States and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, military and Veterans’ health, the health insurance marketplace, data standards and analytics, cybersecurity, biometrics, and modular system development and integration.
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