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Ian Cook

Chief Decision Scientist

Ian is Govini’s Chief Decision Scientist, where he directs the development of artificial intelligence methods and curation of data that improve decision making for national security professionals. Prior to Govini, Ian worked at and with a series of startups within industries ranging from consumer clothing to physical security, serving as the Head of Data Products for a private equity firm that held positions valued at over a billion dollars. For over a decade, Ian worked for the RAND Corporation, conducting national security policy research for every branch of the Department of Defense as well as other federal agencies. Ian has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.