Former White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco joins Cognosante Board of Advisors

October 2, 2017

McLean, Va.—October 2, 2017—Cognosante, a leader in health information technology (IT) solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies, today announced that former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Lisa Monaco has joined the Board of Advisors.

Ms. Monaco spent four years in the White House as President Obama’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor. She served as chair of the Cabinet-level Homeland Security Council Principals Committee, where she connected heads of key Executive Branch Cabinet departments to advise the president on homeland security issues and crises. Before the White House, Ms. Monaco spent 15 years at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she served as a Federal prosecutor as well as in senior management positions within the DOJ and FBI. During her time at the FBI, she was the Chief of Staff to Director Robert S. Mueller, III. In 2011, Ms. Monaco was nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate as the first woman to serve as Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

“Lisa Monaco knows how to navigate risks and challenges. Her wealth of experience coordinating the U.S. response to national security crises, ranging from public health pandemics to cybersecurity attacks, will be a valuable asset to our company,” said Cognosante founder and CEO Michele Kang. “We are honored that Ms. Monaco has joined our Board.”

“Cognosante is a proven leader in health IT for Federal and state governments. I am excited to join the Board of Advisors,” said Ms. Monaco. “I look forward to bringing my cybersecurity and public health experience to Cognosante as the company continues to develop unique IT solutions and services that benefit more than half the U.S. population.”

About Cognosante
Cognosante provides technology solutions, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to Federal, state, and local government health agencies. The company has nearly three decades of experience working with 48 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; modular system development and integration; and fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention. Visit for more information.

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