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Letitia (Tish) A. Long Joins AIS Board of Directors

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AIS (Applied Information Sciences), a leading solution provider for enterprise cloud adoption, application modernization, and data intelligence, today announced the addition of Letitia (Tish) A. Long to the AIS Board of Directors. As the former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a leader in the defense and national intelligence community, Long brings decades of federal experience and expertise to AIS.

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Letitia (Tish) A. Long, AIS Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

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“Tish’s impact in the defense and intelligence community is unmatched,” said Larry Katzman, President and CEO, AIS. “Her industry and board experience will foster our continued growth in the Federal IT market and support the delivery of mission-critical cloud solutions to better serve our defense and intelligence customers.”

Serving in various leadership positions across the NGA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Defense (DoD), Long has contributed greatly to the intelligence community. Since she began her federal career with the U.S. Navy, Long has led a decorated career, including serving as the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence and being named the first Chief Information Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Long retired as the fifth Director of the NGA, and the first woman to lead a U.S. intelligence agency, after leading transformational cloud computing initiatives to enable advanced and dynamic capabilities for creating and collecting geospatial intelligence. Long currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). She has served on the Board of Directors for Raytheon, Sonatype, the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs, and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Long currently serves on the boards of Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT), Parsons, Noblis and the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors as Vice Rector. Long holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Catholic University of America.

“I am excited to join the AIS board and work with Larry and the team on scaling the company’s support to the Defense and Intelligence markets, specifically around their Azure cloud enterprise solutions,” said Long.

Welcoming Long to the AIS board reflects our continued commitment to diversity among our leadership and board of directors. AIS is committed to adding individuals to our organization who have diverse backgrounds and whose priorities will help drive our strategic vision forward.

About AIS: Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner, efficiently delivering innovative solutions that maximize our clients’ technology investments. AIS specializes in disrupting large commercial and federal enterprises to deliver compliant and transformative cloud solutions that decrease time to value, sunset legacy technology, and accelerate innovation. Our expertise lies in the highly regulated environments leading migration and modernization, DevSecOps, security and compliance, custom app development, and data intelligence efforts. We are headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with offices in Columbia, Maryland; Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Austin and San Antonio, Texas; and Hyderabad, India. AIS employs a global team of over 650. For more information, visit