Summary: AIS Network, a leading, SWaM-certified provider of advanced information security and IT managed services to Virginia government agencies, has named Eddie McAndrew chief operating officer.
Richmond, Va. — February 18, 2019 — AIS Network, a leading, SWaM-certified provider of advanced information security and other IT managed services to Virginia government agencies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eddie McAndrew as chief operating officer.
“Eddie is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.
“He’s uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and operational excellence within AISN. He has been successful at managing multi-million-dollar projects, bringing them in on time, within budget and with high client satisfaction.”
McAndrew will be responsible for managing internal and external operations, including managing the operations and Active Directory teams as well as all application development, contracts, and audit compliance. He will also lead project management for certain key projects, helping AISN expand its cybersecurity capabilities, and will be instrumental in building the new Governance, Risk and Compliance consulting practice.
McAndrew is an IT professional with more than 25 years of information technology and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consulting experience in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was with the Richmond-based Impact Makers, where he spent more than four years solving government agencies’ most complex risk management problems and as a lead in the public sector GRC consulting practice. His GRC experience includes transformation of the security programs in large healthcare and state government organizations. McAndrew has led large scale efforts for many of the world’s most successful companies, including IBM, Northrop Grumman and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
McAndrew earned a Master of Science in Information Systems, Finance and Network Architecture, from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, from the University of Texas at Austin. His postgraduate work includes a Masters Certificate of Project Management from George Washington University as well as certification in ITIL Fundamentals. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) are among other certificates McAndrew holds.
Executive branch agencies, counties, cities, towns, schools and all other public entities throughout the commonwealth can use AISN to build, host, operate and maintain their mission-critical applications, websites, portals, databases and more. AISN holds multiple commonwealth convenience contracts for Virginia government. They are CAI Virginia IT Contingent Labor Contract Statement of Work (SOW) – Application Development, Information Security and Infrastructure Services; VA-120416-AISN Hosting Services; and VA-120413-BPI Web Applications Maintenance and Operations. AISN is also a Unisys team member on the contract, VA-180815-UC Server, Storage and Data Center Services.
About AIS Network
AIS Network is a Virginia SWaM-certified leader in advanced information security, award-winning application development and cloud solutions with a wide footprint in Virginia state and local government. Solving complex IT challenges and managing digital risk to help clients thrive in an unpredictable world has been our core business for more than 26 years. As the trusted and reliable partner of the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2012, we drive exceptional value through our deep knowledge of state agency data protection, compliance, governance and internal auditing procedures and controls. Our unmatched customer experience is rooted in decades of expertise engaging with Forbes- and Fortune-ranked global corporations, government agencies and other large enterprise clients to deliver these solutions in addition to multi-cloud managed services for the world’s leading platforms, data visualization and analytics, high security hosting and consultative reviews. Visit www.aisn.net.