Cray Appoints VP of Government Programs

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Cray just announced the appointment of Jill Hopper [relation to Grace?… doubt it] to vice president of government programs. Jill, with more than 20 years of government affairs experience, will be responsible for managing and maintaining Cray’s presence on the hill.

Cray logoHigh performance computing enables the scientific breakthroughs and industry advancements that contribute to our country’s continued scientific and technical leadership, economic competitiveness and national security,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “It’s an important time in the HPC industry with an increased need for supercomputers with more computational capability that simultaneously operate with maximum application, power and cost efficiency. Jill brings the wealth of government relations experience that will enable Cray to partner with the government to continue to develop the country’s next-generation supercomputers.”

Most recently, Hopper served as VP of government relations for SRA International, an information technology services provider. She has also served as director of government relations for Batelle and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs for Secretary William S. Cohen.

Cray’s highly scalable and innovative systems have been used to tackle some of the most complex problems we face today, including supporting key government missions and improving everything from airplane safety and fuel efficiency to medical treatments and storm prediction,” said Hopper.

Congratulations to Jill Hopper. Read the full post here.