Air Force innovation leader and Forbes Top 50 AI in Government Influencer Colonel (Ret.) Jen Sovada is joining intelligence community start-up MissionTech Solutions as its new Chief Futures Officer and Senior Vice President / General Manager for the defense market. Jen will focus on bringing MissionTech’s disruptive model for integrating new technologies into government to defense intelligence clients.
In her last job in the Air Force, Jen served as Chief of Talent Management for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, where she was responsible for career development of 35,000 Airmen. Prior to leading talent management, she served as special assistant in charge of conducting outreach to the private sector where she fostered communication and transparency to enable improved DoD and Intelligence Community strategy development, acquisition, tech advancements and operational capability. Jen previously served as the Wing Commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center and as a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow. She is a career intelligence officer.
“Jen will assist in leading our efforts to disrupt status quo contracting by pulling the best of commercial tech into government,” said MissionTech President Jeffrey Smeraglinolo. “I joined MissionTech because they prioritize the customer, share risks and rewards with their employees, and have a vision for the future that keeps the American national security community competitive,” said Jen.
Jen is also passionate about giving back to the community. She is the DC Agora Coordinator for the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, a 501c3 empowering people to make positive change within the national security enterprise. She is a leader of Amazing Women of the Intelligence Community, and she volunteers with the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Hacking for Defense, FedTECH, and other organizations focused on innovation and mentorship.
About MissionTech Solutions, LLC: MissionTech Solutions is a new professional services company focusing on technology adoption by the US Intelligence Community. Its team, 100 percent of whom hold top-level security clearances and over a third of whom are veterans, assists national security leaders by harnessing the power of data and technology to solve complex mission challenges. MissionTech’s core service offerings include Technology-driven Strategy and Change, Technology Evaluation, Acquisition and Engineering, Program and Financial Management, and Data Strategy and Management.