2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Colleen Makridis

Colleen Makridis

Name: Colleen Makridis
Title: Deputy Division Chief
Communication Service Engineering
Agency: National Reconnaissance Office

Cloud community organizer. Makridis finalized the intelligence community's first unclassified cloud services contract vehicle and created NRO's "dev in a day" model for cloud procurement. In establishing a $100 million, five-year blanket purchase agreement, she united industry and intelligence agencies, expedited software acquisition via the Amazon Web Services Marketplace and paved the way for unprecedented research, development and information sharing. The cloud vehicle and efficient processes she developed have been adopted by five intelligence agencies and influenced the CIA's commercial cloud contract.

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