Govini Names Defense Technology Veteran Sam Jones Chief Product Officer
ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Govini announced today that Sam Jones has been appointed Chief Product Officer. Jones joins Govini having spent his career bringing innovation and results to the Department of Defense, including holding senior product and engineering positions at Palantir Technologies and Shield AI. The hire underscores Govini’s commitment to advancing U.S. competitiveness through dynamic data and machine learning.
Prior to joining the private sector, he worked as a civilian engineer in the US Air Force. Mr. Jones holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.
Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty stated, “I am thrilled to have Sam join our leadership team. His deep national security experience will allow him to expand our current products in areas related to defense supply chains, resourcing and reform, and technology and innovation. And his impressive track record ensures that we will grow in new areas in support of DoD’s mission.”
“Govini has been a data science leader for a decade, and this solid foundation will serve well as a springboard for our innovative, new products,” said Mr. Jones. “Now more than ever, in this era of great power competition with China and others, we are seeing the dramatic impacts of data driven decision-making at the Department of Defense. It is incredibly exciting to be part of this growth.”
In 2019 the Pentagon awarded Govini a $400 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, single award, five-year contract for data and analytics.
Govini is a decision science company whose mission is to advance U.S. competitiveness through dynamic data and machine learning.
Govini’s unique dataset and decision science platform are utilized at scale across the OSD, Joint Staff, military departments, and defense agencies to help implement core tenets of the National Defense Strategy. With Govini, DoD’s data scientists and analysts solve challenges pertaining to strategic portfolio analysis, resource analysis, industrial base assessments, science and technology surveillance, and supply chain analysis. These capabilities enable defense leaders to achieve superior innovation and modernization outcomes on shorter timelines and at a lower cost than traditional methods.
Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia; San Francisco, California; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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