Mark Cohn, Unisys

Mark Cohn

Mark Cohn, former chief technology officer of Unisys Federal Systems and a leading cybersecurity industry executive, will be honored at WashingtonExec’s annual Pinnacle Awards on Oct. 31.

Cohn, who died July 14, is remembered as a founding member and chair of the first WashingtonExec Emerging Technologies Council. He is known as an exemplary leader, partner and mentor in the industry, having started his 34-year career at Unisys Federal Systems in 1985 as a senior systems programmer.

During the later part of his career, Cohn supported the Defense Department’s Counterintelligence Field Activity, the Transportation Security Administration’s Registered Traveler pilot and the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT Exit system.

Cohn also participated in public-private partnership forums, including the defense industrial base cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection; AFCEA International’s Technology Committee serving the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities; and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.

Along with honoring Cohn’s extensive industry experience, the ceremony will remember Cohn for the various recognitions of success he received during his career. He was given the highest awards obtainable at Unisys, including the organization’s top engineering and global sales awards.

WashingtonExec’s second annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.