August 26, 2021



Development Team Interns Contribute to Summer Successes


For Immediate Release: August 26, 2021

Development Team Interns Contribute to Summer Successes

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — In its continuing effort to provide quality on-the-job training to local college students and recent graduates, as well as make a step in recruiting best-in-class talent from the Virginia pool of talented, upcoming software developers, iSportsman, in conjunction with and its sister company, ASciS, welcomed three new interns this summer. The interns are supporting projects as part of its cybersecurity and database development efforts. Already the new interns Kayla Davis, Jena Essary and Jacob Wilson are learning a lot, as well as rapidly becoming contributing members of the technical team. 

Davis attends Christopher Newport University where she is a computer science major. She will be supporting iSportsman’s information assurance and cyber security efforts responsible for helping to maintain compliance with federal and industry regulations and best practices. In addition to being a student, Davis is also actively involved with multiple leadership roles on-campus. Davis is the president of the university’s Cybersecurity Club, the vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers, the social media chair for the Society of Women Engineers, and vice president of Take Note—one of six acapella groups on campus.  

 Essary and Wilson are supporting iSportsman as junior software developers and cybersecurity specialists as well. They are responsible for assisting in the development, testing and maintenance of application code compliance with cyber security regulations and standards as well as performing other coding work.  

Essary is an Old Dominion University computer science major. She comes to iSportsman following another impressive internship at the NASA Langley Research Center.  

Wilson is a recent William and Mary graduate with a BS in Computer Science. While in college, he was involved in the Association for Computing Machinery. Wilson has also worked for two separate start-ups and is eager to apply his knowledge of a vast array of programming languages in this new environment.  

“The software development industry has always been competitive, particularly in the federal contracting space,” says Director of Operations Jeromy Shane. “Information assurance and security compliance requirements mean employees need to be certified and have experience, something students fresh out of school do not generally have. By hiring interns, we give junior software developers opportunities to gain that experience in a more insulated environment.” 

About iSportsman: iSportsmanTM is the leading recreational program management tool by ASciS Solutions in the nation. serving as the enterprise-level provider for the U.S. Army’s and U.S. Air Force’s hunting, fishing and firewood permit sales programs, as well as providing services to the U.S. Marine Corp, Army National Guard, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. ASciS has been delivering SaaS and customized solutions to meet the needs of large-scale recreational programs for more than 12 years and currently manages permit sales, access control, reporting and more for more than 10.6 million acres of forest, fields, trails and waterways across the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. Visit for more information.

Media contact: Victoria Tillinghast |