Wisconsin Center

400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203



June 27, 2023 - June 30, 2023

NLIT Summit 2023

Connect with our team at Booth #621!

Discover how Edgewater Federal Solutions helps push the boundaries of scientific and technological research to a new frontier at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. With a commitment to mission-driven solutions, Edgewater assists these exceptional institutions in enhancing their abilities and expertise while ensuring the utmost security of their invaluable information.  

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Shaun Poulton

Chief Operating Officer

Shaun Poulton is the Chief Operating Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. Previously, Shaun has built and led IT services organizations in delivering enterprise business and technology solutions to global organizations like Black & Decker, Johns Hopkins University, Merck, and more. Shaun also holds patents for his work on cloud-based and mission-critical software products. At Edgewater, Shaun leads the company’s Client Services, Contract Delivery, Talent Acquisition and Marketing activities.

Charlie Smith

Vice President, Business Development

Charlie Smith is an experienced IT Professional with more than 25 years of leadership experience supporting the federal government. Charlie is responsible for forging new partnerships and identifying opportunities that will enhance Edgewater’s portfolio. Charlie leverages his vast experience from both commercial and government sectors to guide Edgewater’s Business Development activities through the pursuit of effective partnerships and future growth opportunities.

Ron Ford

Senior Director

Highly successful and motivated IT Executive with a proven track record of success in Operations and Business Development within IT Infrastructure Implementations, Transitions, Service Operations Management and Delivery. Skilled in leading large complex programs and projects ranging in value from $3M to over $60M requiring extensive cross functional resource coordination, strong leadership, technical knowledge and influential communication skills in diverse industries: Government, Aerospace, Banking, Industrial, and Health Care. Recognized by senior leaders as a top performer who consistently and reliably delivers projects and programs with the highest of quality, on-time and within or under budget. Uniquely capable of aligning busi-ness requirements with technology solutions.

Justin Petitt, PMP, PMI-RMP, CISSP

Director, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Justin Petitt, Director of the Edgewater Federal Solutions Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, drives the adoption, integration, and expert application of the latest advancements in enterprise cybersecurity strategy and execution across myriad DOE and complementary Federal Government environments. Justin has spent 20 years driving innovative, impactful change in organizations both public and private. He holds a Masters in Cybersecurity Management, and is a certified PMP, PMI-RMP, and CISSP, is a contributing author for U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine, and rather enjoys his time being able to teach in multiple graduate and undergraduate Cybersecurity programs across the US.

Ellen Buchanan

Marketing Communications Supervisor

Ellen Buchanan is a marketing professional with a passion for enriching lives through digital storytelling. As a Marketing Communications Supervisor at Edgewater Federal Solutions, my responsibilities include developing and implementing multi-channel advertising and marketing strategies, conducting media outreach, creating social media, website and blog content, assisting the organization to reach its communication goals, and conducting virtual meetings and events.

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Further Reading

Driving Innovation, Ensuring Security: Embracing Zero Trust in the Age of Cyber Threats

In many ways, our critical and increasingly integrated technology environments are a microcosm of the cyber threats that the country […]

Ace Your Tech Job Search: Insider Tips from Edgewater Recruiters 

It’s no surprise that the job market, especially for tech-focused job seekers, is turbulent right now. Having insight into the […]

Celebrating Women in Tech 

The World Bank reports that less than one-third of the world’s technology-related jobs are held by women. At Edgewater, we […]

Edgewater Ranks No. 81 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies   

Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list had an average growth rate of 381 percent  FREDERICK, Md. (February […]

Relationship Advice: GovCon Edition 

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the desire for new and rekindled connections can be found in the air… And we don’t […]

Moving Government Agencies Forward with Hybrid Agile Methodologies 

As more government agencies look to modernize their legacy applications and remove technical debt, many are finding themselves struggling with […]

Edgewater Celebrates its 20th Year in Business 

Frederick, Md. (December 12, 2022) — Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) proudly celebrates its 20th Anniversary of offering IT, agile […]

ARL Partners with Edgewater and Amyx to Land 5 year, $20mil DOE Office of the Chief Financial Officer Contract

Frederick, Md. (December 1, 2022) — Acquisition, Research, & Logistics, Inc. (ARL), with support from Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) […]

Edgewater Funds STEM Center at Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County

Frederick, Md. (November 30, 2022) — Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) teamed up with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to […]


[September 20, 2022]—Frederick, Md. Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (“Edgewater”), a leader in enterprise IT, cybersecurity, systems engineering, and data science […]

Our People…Your Edge

We didn’t create our outstanding team by accident.

Our advantage comes from a consistent focus on attracting highly talented and dedicated people – and a commitment to honoring and empowering them so that they stay. With meaningful work and industry-leading training, compensation, and benefits, Edgewater careers are enviable so that our people are our edge.

I have been working at Edgewater as a Configuration Manager for over 5 years. The job has been challenging, rewarding and has provided an environment for professional growth. As an on-sight contractor, I have been working with a team of seasoned professionals who have provided both technical expertise and a warm friendly environment.

- Barry Cohen

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