Executive Mosaic is thrilled to recognize Noblis President and CEO Mile Corrigan with the 2023 Wash100 Award. Corrigan is a first-time winner of the prize who stood out for her impressive attainment of new responsibilities, consistent drive to land the science, technology and strategy company new patents and her work toward organizational expansion. Corrigan has dedicated the vast majority of her career — over two decades — to Noblis and her allegiance has inarguably begun to pay off.
Since its inception in 2014, the Wash100 Award has solidified a place as the go-to guide to the most influential and impactful individuals working on government contracting and the federal sector. The voting committee spends countless hours considering, reviewing and vetting candidates, weighing factors such as leadership, innovation and vision and evaluating performance over the prior year. It is considered one the most prestigious distinctions in the GovCon world.
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Given that the Wash100 is also a forward-looking honor, celebrating those who promise to do great things in the coming year, Corrigan was a sure bet due to her recent ascension to the CEO and president post in October 2022. We expect great things out of what is destined to be a long and fruitful term presiding over Noblis and its subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis MSD.
“Mile was hand-picked by her predecessor, Amr ElSawy, and brings an impressive two decade-long tenure of preparation to her new role as CEO. Mile has provided a frictionless transition to the benefit of Noblis’ employees, customers, partners, technology stakeholders and of course, the safety of our country,” commented Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award.
Corrigan’s instatement was first announced in February 2022, when she was immediately promoted to executive vice president. She spent the ensuing eight months working closely with ElSawy, her predecessor, to prepare for her time at the helm. Prior to this pivotal turning point, Corrigan held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Noblis, developing and strengthening her talents in project management, software engineering and the implementation of digital services. Her past roles include director of the Center for Digital Excellence, vice president of transportation systems and senior vice president of federal civilian solutions.
In an Executive Spotlight interview published in December 2022, Corrigan shared that what has maintained her love for the company over the years is her colleagues and their steadfast commitment to their mission.
“Our people and culture are driven by mission impact, and we have a culture of continuously innovating for the future and for our clients. Noblis is known for advancing national priorities—protecting our interests globally and building a more sustainable and resilient future for not only our employees, but our customers and our nation,” Corrigan said.
In light of this mission, a month into Corrigan’s time as CEO, Noblis MSD won a potential five-year, $187 million contract to engineer command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the U.S. Navy. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract charges Noblis with assisting the Network Integration Engineering Facility run by the service branch’s Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.
In the Spotlight interview, Corrigan additionally noted that, “at the highest level, I want everything we do to focus on continuous evolution and growth.” Her efforts to accomplish this goal were evidenced in the opening of a new Huntsville, Alabama facility in August 2022. Corrigan was present at the ribbon cutting and expressed her excitement for the new hub via LinkedIn.
The Huntsville office features capabilities in 5G network modeling, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biosensors and cyber innovation research, as well as model-based systems engineering and unmanned aircraft systems. This represents a doubling down on what Noblis does best as well as an enabler for the company’s federal client-serving business.
During the course of 2022, Corrigan also led Noblis to pursue and receive a number of patents. In September, the company secured a patent for a machine learning-based method generating models that can imitate different security checkpoint setups and show how each configuration responds to various kinds of threat. Its modeling system employs algorithms based on concepts from rule-based adversarial games.
In May, Noblis received a U.S. patent for an AI-based process of identifying image quality issues. The patented method involves the use of pre-trained algorithms that work to classify low-quality images. The organization’s AI bona fides had been furthered by a February 2022 win of a prime position on the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center test and evaluation blanket purchase agreement. Under the five-year BPA, Noblis will test and evaluate software to make sure it adheres with DOD ethical principle rulings.
These wins and recognitions from the federal government are indicators of Corrigan’s strong hand and already decorated track record. Her new position is well-earned after an extensive stint at Noblis and Executive Mosaic congratulates her and the entire team at Noblis for Corrigan’s first Wash100 Award.
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