Federal 100: Anne Reed

Anne Reed
President and CEO
Acquisition Solutions

Reed is an experienced sage in the acquisition community. She understands the key elements to building a strong public/private partnership. As such, she eagerly serves as a mentor, advocate and resource for the federal and private-sector sides of the acquisition equation.

For instance, her company created a new Rapid IT Acquisition model for the Defense Department to speed the purchasing process and help the acquisition workforce. The model gained the attention of DOD officials and congressional leaders. Although DOD first suggested Rapid IT Acquisition as a pilot program, Congress gave DOD the authority to skip the pilot phase and just build the model into DOD’s purchasing process.

“Anne is widely recognized as someone who understands the complexity and challenges facing the federal acquisition community, and beyond the work her firm does, [she] has been a constant and highly respected voice for enhancing both the role and stature of the federal acquisition workforce,” said Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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