Successful warfighting operations depend on key decision makers having the right information—anytime and anywhere. Cloud networks and digital technology offer great potential for making this happen, but siloed networks, cumbersome data classification standards, and incompatible information-sharing policies among allies and coalition partners create challenges for instantaneous data sharing.
Mariel Cooley, a newly hired Booz Allen vice president, focuses her work on addressing these challenges, specifically as they pertain to building coalitions with mission partners and allies.
In her new role, she seeks to create a seamless, data-centric, secure information-sharing ecosystem between the U.S. and its allies and mission partners across warfighting domains for the Department of Defense (DOD): a next-generation Mission Partner Environment (MPE).
Across a three-decade career in senior positions supporting federal, defense, and intelligence clients, Cooley has enabled joint command, control, computers, communications, and intelligence (C4I) and mission partner integration and expansion, furthered military satellite capabilities, managed the entire lifecycle of an offensive cyber operations program, and more.
At Booz Allen, Cooley has the opportunity to bring her vision for connecting mission partners and DOD forces to fruition, while supporting Booz Allen’s defense solutions development.
Below, Cooley shares that vision.