AUSTIN, Texas — Cognitive Technologies, an IT consulting firm specializing in project and program management for the Federal Government and Fortune 1000 companies, has been chosen “Rookie of the Year” by Microsoft Federal, the unit of Microsoft that provides the Federal Government with Microsoft software and solutions. This prestigious award is based on the total quality of the solutions Cognitive Technologies delivers to Federal clients, and their deep knowledge and skill in deploying Microsoft technology. Cognitive Technologies has provided multiple Microsoft-based solutions for Federal Government clients including the Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid program.

“We are extremely pleased to have received this recognition for innovative solutions and pragmatic application of the latest project management technologies to the Federal marketplace,” said Dave Mathisen, CEO of Cognitive Technologies. “The award further distinguishes us as a preferred solution provider to the Federal Government and validates the hard work and talent of our employees.”

According to Bruce McGraw, Cognitive’s Sr. Vice President of Operations, “We were one of the first Microsoft Partners to deploy Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution in a Federal agency, Treasury. Subsequently, at the Department of Education we leveraged EPM 2007 to set up and manage a PMO on extremely large, complex projects valued at over $400M.”

Vince Menzione, General Manager of U.S. Public Sector Partner Strategy for Microsoft, praised Cognitive Technologies, noting, “Microsoft’s success depends entirely on our partners. With Cognitive’s combined technical and service expertise, we have the ideal arrangement for customer success.”

Cognitive Technologies is currently working in an ongoing capacity with multiple Government agencies on IT solutions ranging from implementing a comprehensive EPM roadmap and project/program management services to MS ProjectServer or MS Sharepoint implementations, schedule and time management, and user-centered requirements. (Visit and for more information.)

About Cognitive Technologies

Cognitive Technologies, Inc. ( provides IT and program/project management services, methodologies and tools to Fortune 1000 and government clients whose technology projects absolutely must succeed. Cognitive Technologies has offices in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Hilton Head, SC, and Austin, TX. Cognitive Technologies is a Microsoft Certified Partner and a certified Microsoft Office Systems Solutions Partner.

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