2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Kathryn Edelman

Kathryn Edelman

Name: Kathryn Edelman
Title: Director of Governmental Affairs Investigations
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Agency: U.S. Senate

Pushing FITARA over the finish line. The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act sailed through the House on a bipartisan basis, but the legislation cooled in the Senate. Edelman helped push FITARA over that last tough mile and got buy-in from key Senate constituencies on various committees and in multiple areas of jurisdiction so the measure could be inserted in the Defense authorization bill. Edelman distinguished herself, even among top legislative staffers, for her knowledge of the underlying issues and her strategic acumen.

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