WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied Insight, a market leader in solving complex technology challenges for federal government customers, has announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Council to support the development of strategies that will help U.S. Government customers operating at the nexus of people, technology and intelligence.
Two prestigious former members of the intelligence community, Alan Wade, a recognized leader, investor and former CIO, and Greg Wessel, a senior technical expert in cyber, networking and analytics, have joined AI’s new council as founding members.
“We are seeing a continued, increasing demand from customers for better, smarter ways of handling challenges like data growth, security and mobility, especially in areas of intelligence,” said Greg Walker, president at Applied Insight. “Our team has an enormous opportunity to help our customers exploit the right solutions more efficiently, with technology as an enabler for better collaboration and decision making, which is critical for those working in intelligence, defense and national security. We are honored to have Alan and Greg, both highly respected members of the intelligence technology community, join us in supporting this pursuit.”
AI supports customers across the U.S. defense, intelligence and federal civilian communities. Its approach is founded on the principle of accountable innovation, ensuring that the technologies applied to customer needs are focused on people first, reflecting their specific contexts and mission goals.
“In an evolving technology landscape, we understand how balancing innovation with security, governance and contracting compliance is a potentially daunting challenge for our customers,” said Gavin Long, Managing Partner of the Acacia Group, AI’s lead investor. “The aim of the AI Technology Advisory Council is to intersect the goals of the mission with customized innovative solutions in a responsible, discerning and focused manner that is unique in the marketplace.”
The AI Technology Advisory Council will provide strategic counsel in areas including advanced analytics, cybersecurity, software development and systems architecture to support the evolution, development and adaptation of the company’s solutions and approaches to meet customer challenges from both a mission and enterprise perspective.
About Applied Insight
Applied Insight is a leading technology solutions provider supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus. Our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to our nation. Our unique approach to information technology considers people first, leaving no stone unturned when solving our customers’ technology challenges. We make it our job to understand our customer’s mission and the user’s reality right from the start, combining technology and process to deliver what customers really need to succeed. For more information, please visit www.applied-insight.com
Alan Wade had a career with the Central Intelligence Agency spanning 35 years, culminating in the post of Chief Information Officer, one of a number of senior executive positions including Director of Communications and Director of Security. As CIO, Alan also served as the Chief Information Officer for the United States Intelligence Community. During his career, Alan received recognition for his contributions to that community, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Director’s Medal, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Since leaving public service, Alan has worked with several early stage companies, and served on the board of Safeboot, N.V. (acquired by McAfee) and Detica DFI (acquired by BAE Systems). He received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University.
Gregory Wessel spent 40 years at the National Security Agency as a Technical Senior Executive. Over that time he gained extensive knowledge of Computer Network Operations, including Computer Network Defense, Computer Network Exploitation, and Computer Network Attack. In his last NSA appointment, Wessel served as the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Cyber Technical Director, where he was responsible for developing and driving the technical vision for SIGINT Cyber technical initiatives. He was a strong advocate bringing developers and analysts together to ensure the analyst community had access to the right tools and products. Since leaving government service, Wessel has worked in the private sector. He was the Vice President of Network Architecture for Bay Microsystems, and COO/Vice President of Operations at Nehemiah Security/Triumfant. Today, he works as a consultant to businesses in the technology sector, working with both early stage and more established companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.