2020 Fed 100

Federal 100: Mike J. Kirkland


Name: Mike J. Kirkland
Title: Senior Vice President, Offerings and Solutions Development
Organization: Perspecta

Jump-starter in chief. Kirkland runs Perspecta's research and development portfolio, which involves identifying and developing technology at least 18 months ahead of the government's most difficult challenges. His team played a critical role in implementing machine learning and advanced analytics to improve methods, processes and systems for federal background investigations and reduce a 200,000-case backlog. Kirkland and his colleagues also prototyped a solution for a large Defense Department agency that combined robotic process automation with structured systems engineering to streamline operations, security and execution. At scale, the solution frees employees to focus on higher-priority tasks and saves millions of dollars.

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