Frederick, Md. (June 26, 2024) — Today, Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) announces that Chris Christianson has been promoted to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Christianson will lead Edgewater’s initiatives to enhance and mature its corporate security posture and best practices. He will also lead Edgewater’s efforts to envision, develop, and market cutting-edge cyber capabilities and service differentiators, and will serve as the senior cyber advisor to Edgewater’s business development, capture, and delivery teams. 

Christianson brings over 20 years of expertise in cyber and business leadership, encompassing cyber strategy and operations, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), as well as the development and delivery of cyber capabilities and services across both federal and commercial sectors. Previously, he led Edgewater’s delivery of a pivotal cybersecurity operations contract for a major U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) medical research agency. Before joining Edgewater, Christianson served in a variety of senior cyber roles at TikTok, Booz Allen Hamilton, IronNet, U.S. Cyber Command (USCC), National Security Agency (NSA), and the Army Network Warfare Battalion (ANWB). 

“Chris is an incredibly talented cyber professional and all-around team leader,” stated Shaun Poulton, Edgewater’s Chief Technology Officer. “I’m extremely happy for Chris to take on this new role, and excited to work more closely with him to help Edgewater grow and deliver exceptional cybersecurity services.” 

“I am deeply honored to step into the newly established role of Chief Information Security Officer at Edgewater. This opportunity is a testament to our incredible team and the collaborative, problem-solving spirit that drives our success in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity,” said Chris Christianson, CISO at Edgewater. “Together, we will shape this role into a cornerstone of our organization’s resilience, innovative drive, and accelerated growth.” 

Christianson holds several industry certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP), and was an NSA/USCC certified Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) and Target Digital Network Analyst (TDNA) while serving in the Intelligence Community. He is also a graduate of the Army Management Staff College, and holds an M.B.A. from Mount St. Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University. 

Christianson serves as a mentor to aspiring cyber professionals and is active in supporting organizations that promote diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Additionally, he is heavily involved with bringing STEM to youth living in rural communities, mentoring For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition (FRC) and Real-World Design Challenge (RWDC) teams. 

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About Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc.   
Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2002 and has a long-standing record of excellence in supporting its federal energy, health, and law enforcement customers. Edgewater assists over 30 federal and commercial customers with their enterprise IT, cybersecurity, and professional service needs. Edgewater is a 7-time awardee of the Washington Post Top Workplaces and a 5-time honoree as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company. Edgewater holds CMMI and ISO certifications, and its motto of “Our People… Your Edge” signifies the value and importance that the company holds for its employees. Visit www.EdgewaterIT.com for more information.   

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