WASHINGTON ― A big-data analytics company has appointed former deputy secretary of defense Bob Work and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefield to its advisory board.

Arlington, Virginia-based Govini provides data-based analysis to the U.S. government.

In a statement released by the firm, Work acknowledged the company’s contributions. “Decision-grade data is hard to come by for senior government leaders,” he said. “By re-imagining and transforming the business-government relationship through data science, Govini is leading the way in helping government, industry, and investment leaders solve hard problems both faster and cheaper.”

Govini also releases a yearly federal scorecard ranking agencies in terms of total dollar value of contracts and the “health of their respective vendor ecosystems.”

The company on Wednesday also appointed additional government and industry leaders to its advisory board:

  • John Hillen, former CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions and former assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
  • Will Grannis, managing director of the chief technology officer’s division at Google, former CTO at L3 Technologies and former director at Boeing Phantom Works.
  • Dave Rensin, engineering director at Google, former principal architect at Amazon Web Services, and co-founder and chief scientist at Reality Mobile
  • C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel and former U.S. ambassador to the European Union.
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