Aaron Weis, chief information officer of the Department of the Navy, was recently presented his 2022 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award to recognize the most influential members of the government contracting (GovCon) for the coming year, by Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson during a visit.
Executive Mosaic recognizes Aaron Weis as a three-time Wash100 Award winner for his efforts to continue modernization of enterprise information technology as DON seeks to prevent a regress to its pre-pandemic IT practices.
With his latest Wash100 win, Aaron Weis has received the highest honor in our industry for his tireless support of the GovCon community as well as driving renewed capabilities for the Navy as well as our warfighters in the areas of cloud as well as network modernization and research.
Most recently, Weis commented on the signing of a cooperative research and development agreement between the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Microsoft to assess the potential military applications of commercial technologies and collaborate on technology research projects to support warfighting and national security initiatives.
“This agreement between NPS and Microsoft takes that initiative to the next level, creating a defined cooperative research collaboration between a global tech giant and the capabilities it brings to bear, with the Navy’s leading science and technological university, where operationalizing innovation is core to their mission,” Weis added.
The joint research projects between NPS and Microsoft will drive operational uses of intelligent edge computing and cloud-enhanced networks; identify ways to incorporate gaming, exercising, modeling and simulation into command decision-making; and develop smart campus in Monterey.
In addition, Aaron Weis commented on how the fundamental changes involved with the latest IT architectures could be significant in helping the Department of the Navy increase its agility and security of its enterprise network as a part of a broader network modernization strategy in April.
Weis also explained how DON is looking to transform how it operates and protects the network with software-defined technology. The 2022 Wash100 Award recipient highlighted DON’s focus on the importance of cloud as well as driving edge and tactical edge cloud, which is especially crucial to the Navy since its mission workforce is at sea with low bandwidth and other connectivity issues.
Executive Mosaic is proud to recognize the Department of the Navy as well as Aaron Weis for being named a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient. As a three-time winner of the most coveted award in GovCon, Weis has demonstrated a level of success and recognition within the GovCon community that can only be properly recognized with the prestigious Wash100 Award.