04 February 2022

Hello World

Today I wanted to take some time to reflect on our culture, our values, and our mission.

John Sasser
John Sasser Chief Technology Officer LinkedIn

Aquia is a developer-centric company, passionate about the intersection of security and velocity. We believe in guardrails over roadblocks, and security as an enabler. Our team has extensive experience building and implementing security solutions at scale across the public sector, enterprise, and top technology companies.

We keep our promises by delivering stellar results, on time and on target. We use data to drive decisions, and add value quickly via agile execution and incremental planning. We thoroughly document our work, codify or automate our solutions , and rigorously train our counterparts.

Our Values


We understand that the trust between Aquia, our partners,and customers isn’t just critical to the success of our business, it’s a potential National Security concern. Therefore, we insist that our employees and agents always defer to truth and transparency in any situation, and our executive team is committed to living this value and leading by example .


Our consultants are owners, fully-accountable for their assigned tasks or projects. We act on behalf of the mission, are team-players, and won’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. We communicate changes, issues, or concerns promptly and clearly and take full responsibility for the work we deliver.


We recognize a diverse, thoroughly-trained, well-equipped, and highly-motivated workforce as a consulting company’s single greatest asset. Therefore, we prioritize learning and professional development, offer opportunities for growth, and are intentional about giving everyone a voice. We also provide remote work options, excellent compensation, great benefits, and equity plans.

Our Mission

We started this company to challenge, or even disrupt the GovCon status quo. As the threat landscape continues to evolve and competition for cyber talent increases, we believe the timing is right for a different kind of cybersecurity company; one that can marry industry-leading expertise with the government’s toughest security challenges.

Under the legacy model, many companies focus the majority of their efforts on capture and expansion. This can cause them to lose sight of the goal, focus less of their efforts on a delivery, and ultimately reduce the value of the engagement for the mission owner and taxpayer.

At Aquia, we have a strong bias for transformational work. We want to upskill and enable existing teams, not replace them. We are passionate about moving the needle forward and making a measurable impact on readiness, visibility, maturity, time-to-remediate, and overall cyber risk.

Aquia: Think Outside the Beltway

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this topic in more detail, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to schedule some time to chat about how Aquia can help you and your organization.


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