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NCI names chief artificial intelligence officer

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NCI Inc. announced Tuesday it has named Brad Mascho its chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO).

He is responsible for leading a new corporate division focused on artificial intelligence initiatives.

Before joining NCI, Mascho co-founded Columbus, Ohio-based CrossChx, whose artificial intelligence automates repetitive, high-volume tasks and workflows for health-care clients. The company partnered with hundreds of health systems and developed the first secure global identity layer of more than 70 million unique patient IDs, identified millions of medical record errors and helped combat prescription opiate abuses. Brad will remain a member of the CrossChx board of directors.

“Artificial intelligence is a generation-changing technology with the potential to improve productivity in ways we have not seen for decades,” Mascho said in a statement. “NCI has made a very conscious decision to prioritize innovation and is perfectly positioned to bring game-changing solutions to the federal sector. I could not be more excited about the opportunity to spearhead these efforts and join the NCI team.”

Mascho also spent a decade in Washington, D.C., as an adviser to several members of Congress and as an executive at a leading insurance association. Mascho earned a B.A. and M.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies.

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