Bob Flores is a Founder and Partner of Cognitio Corp, an independent consulting firm specializing in strategies around marketing, competitive analysis, cyber security awareness and assessment, and government services. Mr. Flores spent 31 years at the Central Intelligence Agency. While at CIA, he held various positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support, and the National Clandestine Service. Toward the end of his career, Mr. Flores spent three years as the CIO’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for ensuring that the Agency’s technology investments matched the needs of its mission. During this time Mr. Flores was also the Agency’s representative on several government-wide information sharing committees and councils.
In addition to his senior level leadership and management positions, his career included assignments in applications programming, training and education, contract and project management, and both line and staff management roles at various levels of the Agency. Mr. Flores earned several Exceptional Performance Awards throughout his career at CIA. Bob holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Statistics from Virginia Tech in 1975 and 1977 respectively. Mr. Flores is a Life Member of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and of the McLean, Va. Volunteer Fire Department. He resides in Vienna, Va. with Ellen, his wife and two daughters.