ACCESS – A Year in Review at AIS

A Year In Review

The year 2020 was without question, a challenging one. However, our company has made many strides and we would be amiss to not celebrate the achievements of our talented team and growing organization. Many of these achievements are also highlighted in our 7th issue of ACCESS. Take a look

Growth Without Compromise, How the AIS Culture is Evolving

From wearing slippers in the hallways to hanging a pirate flag up at the office, the beginnings of our company are anything but typical. The AIS culture is rooted in innovation, collaboration, resilience and just being different. From our start in 2001, we’ve grown into a 350-employee company with offices and customer locations across the nation. With this growth, the need to nurture and evolve the culture that has made us who we are is essential. Read more >>

Keeping Employees Safe During COVID-19

When the pandemic emerged, AIS responded swiftly. With the COVID-19 still ever-present, we’ve created a Workplace Safety Committee (WSC). The WSC been working diligently to stay informed on local, state and country-wide guidelines and restrictions. Using this information, they are continuously developing policies and guidelines to keep employees and their families as healthy as possible. Read more >>

Senior Vice President, Barry McKinney, Retires

In November 2020, Barry McKinney, Senior Vice President, retired after more than 15 years at AIS. McKinney and his growing family made this decision together and are looking forward to making new memories. Read more >>

Leadership Team Welcomes New Members

Our leaders continue to move us forward. This year, we welcomed:

Can You Hack It?® Challenge Reaches New Milestones

The AIS Can You Hack It?® Challenge site contains several different programming challenges for anyone who is willing to test their skills. As of December 2020, the site has challenged more than 5,500 people internationally and has resulted in multiple talented hires at AIS. Read more >>

Leadership Changes at GreyCastle Security

On January 1, 2020, Dan Kalil was named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at GreyCastle Security. Prior to becoming CEO, Kalil served as the company’s Board Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer since 2016, when AIS acquired majority interest in the business. As one of the co-founders of AIS, Kalil also continues to serve as the company’s Vice President of Commercial Operations and Corporate Communications. Read more >>

2020 Tech Council Update

Throughout 2020, the Tech Council has continued to deliver on its purpose statement through the facilitation of communications amongst teams, contributions to research integrity and quality and sharing of lessons learned on the COVID-driven changes in workforce structure. These contributions are in the spirit of delivering excellence to our customers and supporting our teams that deliver that excellence daily. Read more >>

Employees Make Mark in Transportation Sector

This year, AIS and the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) published a vulnerability within trailer Power Line Communications (PLC) signals. Read more >>

AIS Wins Largest Prime DARPA Contract in Company History

This $9 million contract will enable the Systems Analysis and Exploitation Team, along with teaming partners Cummins Incorporated, Colorado State University and GRIMM, to develop challenge problems and evaluate performer’s solutions to problems related to heavy-duty engine systems. Read more >>

2020 Patents

With our increased research efforts at AIS, we have a growing number of patents that have been filed and several that have been awarded. Congratulations to our brilliant employees on their achievements in innovation.  Read more >>

Forward Thinking, CTO Round-Up

In September 2019, we launched our plan to reinvigorate the AIS Research Program. The vision for this initiative was to provide a foundation of intellectual property, talent, partnerships and community to support our company’s strong commitment towards our people, our customers and innovation. Since beginning this process, we’ve hit multiple milestones and have further developed our goals in accordance to our five-year plan. Read More >>

See You Next Year!

These are just a few of the exciting milestones achieved in 2020 at AIS. Looking ahead to 2021, we will continue to challenge the impossible to create a secure future for our customers, employees and community.

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