Federal 100: Craig P. Abod

Craig P. Abod
President
Carahsoft Technology

The work: Building and expanding a business within his company that helps small and midsize firms enter the public-sector market with elevated chances of success.

The impact: The innovative program has directly benefited government efforts to accelerate technology innovation at defense and intelligence agencies.

The nuts and bolts: Abod developed an outreach program that provides much-needed mentorship to emerging technology start-ups. Companies in the program receive full business support, including marketing and customer development. Abod uses the program to identify potential solutions, avoid duplication, foster interoperability and quickly deliver capabilities that address the government’s most critical needs while building long-term partnerships with the industry’s up-and-coming innovators.

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Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

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