Intelligent Waves (IW), a cutting-edge IT systems integrator delivering high-impact transformational IT solutions to the Government’s most mission-critical challenges, today announced that its own Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Matt Stern, has been named a finalist in WashingtonExec’s 2021 Chief Officer Awards

Stern is an established expert on information technology, network security, information operations, and special information operations. He has focused his career on the military conduct of cyberspace operations, including computer network defense, exploitation, and attack. In 2019/2020, Intelligent Waves (IW) was awarded a prime Cybersecurity contract supporting the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) in a contested cyber battlespace with global adversaries posing constant threats to national security through intrusion, data exfiltration, and denial of service attacks.

An example of CISO Stern’s impact on our nation’s cybersecurity can be found at DISA. IW currently provides unclassified and classified mobile devices composed of secure networking and gateway infrastructure that deliver and extend enterprise services (such as email, voice, and video) to mobile devices. Stern is leading IW’s engineers to provide the next generation of mobile communications.

Stern has partnered with DISA and disparate DoD organizations and Commands to provide the DoD with a highly secure virtual smartphone solution that lets users perform business tasks on Government Furnished/approved mobile devices while leaving zero-footprint, guaranteeing 100% separation of personal and corporate data.

Stern is a cybersecurity warrior who focuses on defending our national security cyberspace against global adversaries through a Next-Generation Cybersecurity Operational Readiness Platform that empowers sophisticated real-time situational awareness Command-Control for DoD. 

The WashingtonExec 2021 Chief Officer Awards recognizes the most impactful and innovative executives in government and industry sitting in the C-suite. The awards aim to fill a gap in the market of showcasing the technologists, security experts and business leaders making waves in government contracting from both sides of the sector. The Chief Officer Awards finds the officers leading their organizations with innovation, expertise and thought leadership, demonstrating real, positive GovCon leadership. Winners will be announced during the virtual awards ceremony on May 27, 2021. 

About Intelligent Waves LLC

Intelligent Waves LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). The firm provides enterprise systems engineering, cloud computing and managed services, cyber and security architecture, mobility, operations, and intelligence analytics. For more information, visit