Phoenix Convention Center

100 North Third Street, PHOENIX, AZ 85004



February 26, 2023 - March 2, 2023

Waste Management Symposia 2023

Technology systems are growing in complexity, and it’s critical that our federal government’s information, systems, and operations remain effective and secure.

As mission enablers, we initiate success by aligning our customers’ needs and challenges with proven solutions. By using leading IT innovations, we build, protect, and evaluate the technology ecosystems that house our clients’ & Nations’ crucial information. Our capabilities include: 

  • Cybersecurity 
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Cloud Architecture/Strategy  
  • Agile Systems Engineering & Development 
  • Data Science (AI, ML, Analytics) 
  • Enterprise IT Management 

Visit Booth #1041 to connect with our team!

Edgewater Attendees

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Dave Yockman


Dave Yockman is Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. Under his leadership, the company has expanded business to over 25 different Federal government organizations and increased annual revenue over $60M. Mr. Yockman has been instrumental in instituting industry best practices and processes for Edgewater and its customers including ISO 9001, 27001, and 20000-1 certifications, and CMMI Level 3 DEV/SVC appraisals. Prior to joining Edgewater, he was a federal project engineer responsible several technically complex $100 million engineering projects for the Department of Energy. Mr. Yockman holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and Master of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.

Mark Gradkowski

Acting CGO and SVP of BD

Mark is an experienced Executive with over 40 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Edgewater Federal Solutions, He served as the Senior Vice President for KeyLogic Associates. He was responsible for business development and operations. He was an Executive with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Teledyne Energy Systems and Teledyne Turbine Engines in various capacities ranging from Profit and Loss responsibilities to strategic planning, business development and acquisitions for 18 years. In this capacity, Mark was responsible for multiple business units with annual revenue of over $100M. He has experience across the Federal Government Marketplace including DOE, DOD, NASA, EPA etc.

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.

Elizabeth Jenkins (EJ)

Client Director

Dynamic and results-driven professional with over 20 years of experience in project leadership and account management including sales, financial oversight, brand promotion, customer service, client retention, and account acquisition. Recognized as top sales performer with expertise in business development allocating budgets, conducting competitive market research, and implementing forecasting strategies to accelerate profit margins. Dedicated leader committed to achieving a strong client relationship and facilitating professional development opportunities for staff members. Effective communicator with the ability to forecast and accomplish long-term financial goals to advance sales, customer experience, and business growth.

Ellen Buchanan

Marketing Specialist

I'm a marketing professional with a passion for enriching lives through digital storytelling. As a Marketing Communications Specialist 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

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 […]

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

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For the 4th Time, Edgewater Ranks on the Inc. 5000

FREDERICK, Md. (August 16, 2022) – Today, Inc. revealed that Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) is No. 3175 on its annual Inc. […]

Edgewater Secures $50M Contract with DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information 

Edgewater partners with KeyLogic to provide Information Science and Technology Support for OSTI  Frederick, Md. (June 23, 2022) — Edgewater […]

Mark Gradkowski Joins Edgewater as SVP of Business Development 

Frederick, Md. (June 21, 2022) — Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) announces that Mark Gradkowski has been selected to be […]

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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