About Us

About Us

About Us

Your technology challenges never stop changing, so neither do we. Whether it’s data explosion, cloud expansion, security threats or something new, we’ll work with you to help you solve your toughest IT challenges. Since 1987, we’ve provided software solutions for the fast paced world of enterprise IT. With Quest Software Public Sector, Inc., (QSPSI) you and your organization can spend less time on IT administration and more time on innovation and solutions for real-world government initiatives. We’re a Federally-focused provider to over 90% of United States Government across Civilian & Defense Agencies and the Intelligence Community. So we have the experience to help you manage and protect your data, take control of your hybrid environments, keep track of all network-connected devices, stay compliant and govern every identity across the enterprise. We’re QSPSI – simple solutions for a complex world.
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Dr. Barry C. West

Dr. West is a career technologist and business leader with over 30 years in the information technology field with an emphasis on Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing.

He is currently the Founder / CEO of West Wing Advisory Services, LLC. He recently retired in May 2018 as the Senior Advisor and Senior Accountable Official for Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This included spearheading the Cybersecurity Executive Order. Prior positions in the private sector have included being President of MicroTech, President of Mason Harriman Group and Executive Vice President of SE Solutions.

He has 28 years of government service to include being Chief Information Officer (CIO) at six different government organizations – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), Department of Commerce (DOC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during hurricane Katrina and the National Weather Service (NWS). He also was briefly the Acting Deputy CIO at (DHS) prior to his retirement.

His government service also included time in the U.S. Air Force where he was selected as the top individual for his career field by winning the Weather Observer of the Year Award from among 2,000+ competitors.

He is the past President of two of the largest IT associations in the United States: American Council for Technology (ACT) and the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM). He was presented the AFFIRM President’s Award in Public Sector for 2017-2018.

He has represented the United States Government Information Technology community at four different world-wide gatherings of NATO countries.

Dr. West completed his Executive Doctorate degree in Business from Georgia State University with a focus on Cloud Computing in 2014. He was appointed in 2017 by Georgia State University to be their Executive-In-Residence. He has published in IEEE Computer Society, IT Professional journal and the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) journal article where his research focusing on cloud computing was selected for publication.

Dr. West received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Business from his alma mater Northern Michigan University in May 2015 where he also delivered the Commencement Speech for the Spring 2015 graduates.

He is also an Emeritus member of the Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF) and will be the co-chair for the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Government 2020.

Purpose, Vision, and Values

It’s who we are

Our purpose, vision, philosophy and values form the foundation of Quest.

Purpose: we solve complex problems with simple software solutions

Philosophy: we provide great products, backed by great service and we make it simple to do business with us.

Vision: we deliver technology that eliminates the need to choose between efficiency and effectiveness.

Learn more about who we are from the people who work here. In this video, employees from around the world discuss how our values help to shape their daily work lives and help them become better at what they do. Take a look and get to know the people behind our logo.

Our Values

We believe in ethics, integrity and respect in the workplace – every day. And these aren’t just words. These principles guide how we treat our customers, partners and each other. We strive to:

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