VA Cold Case Database Wins MUSE Website Award

Summary:  The Virginia Cold Case Database has won a Silver 2024 MUSE Creative Award for website design, developer AIS Network announced today. The site aims to draw attention to unsolved killings, grant justice to victims and help bring closure to their families.


Richmond, Va. — June 22, 2024 AIS Network announced today that the Virginia Cold Case Database website has received a prestigious Silver 2024 MUSE Creative Award for outstanding website design. The site, dedicated to highlighting unsolved killings in Virginia, aims to bring justice to victims and closure to their families.

AISN, a leading provider of application development services, has earned regional, national, and international acclaim for its innovative website designs over the past decade. Specializing in data-driven solutions, the company utilizes advanced technology and tools to analyze and visualize data effectively for the general public.

“We’re thrilled that this project’s exceptional design has been recognized,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson. “The Virginia State Police has been a valued client, and launching this site was especially meaningful because we knew it could potentially aid many victim families.”

Launched two years ago this month, the Virginia State Police’s online searchable database allows public access to information on unidentified remains, missing persons and unsolved homicides across Virginia. Featuring a scalable, highly searchable interface, the platform is a modern tool to assist investigators and 400 state agencies in pursuing leads dating back to 1973.

The MUSE Creative and Design Awards, administered by the International Awards Associate (IAA), received over 8,500 entries from 22 countries, reaffirming its status as a premier global competition honoring creativity and design excellence. The awards recognize achievements across various disciplines and ensure fairness and integrity in their judging process.

The 56-member jury panel, comprising industry professionals, rigorously assessed entries based on industry-specific criteria to identify projects that exemplify excellence and advance their respective fields.

For more information about the Virginia Cold Case Database and AIS Network’s innovative, data-driven website design solutions, visit


About AIS Network

Ranked twice on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies and on Virginia Business Magazine’s 2023 list of the “Best Places to Work in Virginia,” AIS Network is an award-winning leader in IT modernization, including managed services for information security, hosting and multicloud solutions, application development, identity and access management and IT project management. Clients range from Fortune 500 clients and multi-billion-dollar government agencies to organizations spanning multiple industries. 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. Visit

 About International Awards Associate (IAA)

Established in 2015, the International Awards Associate (IAA) is a global organization that recognizes professional excellence and outstanding achievements in various industries. As the organizer of a wide range of prestigious award programs such as the MUSE Creative Awards, MUSE Design Awards, Vega Digital Awards, NYX Awards, NYX Game Awards, TITAN Business Awards, TITAN Property Awards, London Design Awards, NY Product Design Awards and many more, IAA aims to honor, promote, and encourage professional excellence, from industry to industry, internationally and domestically, through award platforms that are industry-appropriate.