2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Catherine Poole

Catherine Poole

Name: Catherine Poole
Title: Senior Director
Company: ASI Government

A calming influence.Even before Hurricane Sandy made landfall, Poole and her team were prepping an emergency contracting toolkit designed to help federal officials quickly acquire needed supplies and services while complying with procurement regulations. The online resource included a comprehensive guide to emergency contracting, answers to frequently asked questions, checklists, policy guidance, and access to a 24-hour help desk. ASI Government released the toolkit, which is usually available only via subscription, for free. Poole worked through the storm, enduring a power failure and flooded basement at home, to finish the job.

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