Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: JIM BRINKER
GENERAL MANAGER AND PRESIDENT, INTEL FEDERAL, FAIRFAX COUNTY
Brinker runs Intel’s Fairfax-based federal contracting arm, overseeing strategy, business development, sales, contracts, program management and engineering. A University of Florida graduate, Brinker joined Intel in 2015 as director of extreme scale computing, and was promoted to his current position in 2019. Before that, he was a vice president at Silicon Graphics Federal.
Brinker is a leading voice in the call for restoring semiconductor chip manufacturing to the U.S. When President Biden signed the CHIPS Act in 2022, it was a victory for the industry, particularly for chipmaker Intel, which is building a $20 billion semiconductor chip manufacturing facility in Ohio.
Brinker has been named three times to Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 List of top government contracting executives. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president at Sony Group and worked in AT&T’s federal systems department.
In an October 2022 interview with GovCon Wire, Brinker said Intel is prioritizing edge artificial intelligence, which can be used to create smart cities and deliver intelligence to warfighters on the front lines.