The Mark L. Cohn Research Fund, a charitable initiative created to honor the career and legacy of the recently-deceased chief technology officer of Unisys Federal was established by the PSC Foundation in July 2019.
The fund will promote innovation through research primarily focused on cybersecurity and other emerging technologies.
“The PSC Foundation thanks Unisys for leading this fitting initiative to honor Mark by starting a research fund focused on the interests to which he dedicated his career,” said PSCF President and CEO David Berteau. “This new initiative also aligns with the foundation’s mission to support ongoing research priorities.”
Cohn, a 34-year veteran with Unisys, passed away on July 14, 2019. At the time of his death, he was chief technology officer for Unisys Federal, where he shaped the concepts of integrated security and digital trust as foundations of the company's next-generation cybersecurity approach. He also served as Unisys' government-industry executive for the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
A significant voice in enabling collaboration across government and industry to enhance national security, Cohn received the prestigious Federal 100 award in 2013 and was honored in January 2019 with the inaugural Unisys Associate of the Year award recognizing his exceptional service, inspirational leadership and endless dedication to serving clients and nurturing his fellow associates.
The initiative will invite researchers from accredited graduate and post-graduate programs, as well as non-profit entities, to submit proposals to obtain funding for technology research programs to benefit government and industry. The PSCF, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, will establish an advisory board to advise the foundation on the research topics to be considered for funding.
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Professional Services Council Foundation
Attn: Mark L. Cohn Research Fund
4401 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington, Virginia 22203
The PSC Foundation's EIN # is 94-2791685.
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