NRO Director Christopher Scolese Named to 2021 Wash100 for Leading COVID-19 Response; Supporting Advancement for Space Exploration & IT Technology Capabilities

Christopher Scolese, director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), has been named a 2021 Wash100 Award winner for his leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic response and relief as well as the advancement of U.S. space exploration and development of IT technology capabilities. 

For Scolese, this marks the second consecutive year that he’s received a Wash100 Award, the most coveted and respected award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his contributions to the sector as well as the federal landscape. 

Under Scolese’s leadership, the NRO was able to stand up a COVID-19 Command Center in Mar. 2020 to handle agency-wide pandemic response efforts. NRO had the lowest number of reported positive COVID-19 cases among the intelligence community entities.

“Due to the incredible efforts of our people and partners, the NRO’s systems maintained 100 percent of their capabilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Scolese.

Scolese also spoke about how machine learning and artificial intelligence can help agencies as well as commercial and international entities filter large amounts of data and execute smarter approaches.

“Basically, the whole Earth is being covered almost all the time now when you look at the combination of what’s out there,” he noted during a panel session in September. “Technology is allowing us to do some things we didn’t think of before.”

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Executive Mosaic congratulates NRO and Christopher Scolese on his 2021 Wash100 Award. His efforts to drive space exploration, IT technology capabilities and COVID-19 relief demonstrates the success and leadership in the GovCon sector that the Wash100 Award is meant to represent.

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