“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…”
Source: Bridget Gauer Joins Cognosante as Senior Vice President of Strategy, July 6, 2020. Cognosante.
G2X TAKE: Cognosante, a fast growing consultancy, that can lay claim to nearly three decades of experience providing technology solution and business process outsourcing to Government health agencies, recently added established leader Bridget Gauer as a Senior Vice President for Strategy as they look to leverage her more than 25 years of acquisition and leadership expertise, to include experience setting the strategic vision for the NIH GWAC program.
- Cognosante, a longtime partner to CMS, and a Prime contract holder on the $25B Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) IDIQ, earlier this year acquired Alliant 2 Prime Enterprise Information Services, broadening their Federal Civilian Portfolio and adding access to Alliant 2, while also recently securing a Prime position on GSA OASIS Unrestricted IDIQ.
- Cognosante also jumped into the VA T4NG game in a big way in late 2016, when they Acquired T4NG Prime awardee, Business Information Technology Solutions (BITS) as a move to expand their Military and Veterans Health IT Business. Details here.
- Cognosante has been very busy bolstering their executive leadership team of late, to include recruiting James Gordon to serve as President, a new position for the Company; adding Douglas Neff in early 2019 as their new CIO; and recruiting business transformation leader Chad Thyes as a VP & General Manager last summer.
- Led by CEO, Michele Kang, Cognosante was was recently named one of the NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.
Included below is a snapshot of Prime obligations for Cognosante.