Jim Mitre is the Chief Strategy Officer at Govini. He oversees a team of data scientists and analysts focused on solving national security challenges. Prior to joining Govini, Jim was the Principal Director for Strategy & Force Development in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked on defense strategy, strategic analysis, and force development. He also served as the Executive Director of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Department’s preeminent strategic guidance document. While with the Defense Department, Jim served in Kabul, Afghanistan and Nairobi, Kenya. He previously co-founded a private counterterrorism research organization, the SITE Institute. Jim holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Business School.