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Ahmed Ali – CEO, TISTA Science and Technology

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Ahmed Ali started his career in the engineering field in college, and worked for various engineering firms in the D.C. Metro area. With a passion to serve our nation in the Armed Forces, Ahmed joined the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his military duty, Ahmed received his B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Information Assurance from Capital College, and an MBA with a concentration in International Business from JIU.

Through Ahmed’s leadership, TISTA is growing to be a leading provider of innovative technologies and mission critical solutions to the federal government and various commercial clients. Ahmed brings with him over 15 years of professional military, federal government, and civilian experience in Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Project Management. As a United States Navy Veteran, Ahmed understands the mission critical requirements of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence community. While serving on active duty, Ahmed worked in various roles in Engineering, Fire Control Radar, Weapons Systems, Electronic Warfare, Communications, and Information Technology. Ahmed served on board an Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer, and completed multiple deployments throughout the world in support of various military operations. Prior duty stations have included Great Lakes, Illinois; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Virginia; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Bolling Air Force Base, and the Pentagon.

Ahmed worked for several major defense companies holding senior level positions in IT and Engineering, in support of the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Justice (DoJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Security Agency (NSA); Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head; and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He also worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Throughout his military and civilian career, Ahmed has received many commendations and awards in the fields of Information Technology and Engineering, and while on Active Duty was selected as the US Navy’s Sailor of the Year of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON 31) out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


Interview Air Date: May 5, 2012


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