Craig Atkinson is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of JHC Technology. He served honorably in the US Army in support of Signals Intelligence missions as a Morse Intercept Operator and Chinese Linguist (Mandarin). Craig has nearly two decades of experience in working across the government and commercial sector, delivering innovative, secure solutions at enterprise scale. He has focused on security, cloud and mobility solutions for Government agencies such as the Departments of Justice, Commerce, Defense, and Treasury, and clients such as the World Bank and United Nations. He has been a featured panelist at the NIST Cloud Industry Day, serves on the AWS Partner Advisory Board, and has served on the AWS Customer Advisory Panel to offer expertise on Government cloud implementations.
Mr. Atkinson is a leader in AWS, dating back to 2009, when he and JHC co-founder James Hirmas paired to architect and deploy the first Government website on public cloud infrastructure. That project, Recovery.gov, combined SharePoint on AWS and included a fully configured test and development environment delivered nine days from contract award. Since that time, Mr. Atkinson has continued to lead Government agencies in adopting AWS, from the development of roadmaps to the deployment of FISMA Moderate solutions.His guidance helped deliver one of the first accredited enterprise-wide data center migrations to the cloud.
Previously, Mr. Atkinson managed one of the largest and fastest data center migrations and mobile device deployments in the Federal Government, where more than 43,000 accounts and 20,000 devices were migrated and deployed worldwide for the FBI in less than five months. Additionally, he archited and deployed the FBI’s first production virtual server environment and led the introduction of secure mobile devices to the DEA as early as 2004.