2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Darlene Coen

 

Name: Darlene Coen
Title: Director of Strategy and Acquisition, SEWP
Organization: NASA

SEWP’s secret weapon. NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program has a reputation for excellence among governmentwide acquisition contracts, and Coen’s leadership maintains and advances that high standard. During the pandemic, SEWP officials were forced to quickly transition to unfamiliar virtual operations while supporting the increase in demand for information and communications technology and audiovisual tools as agencies adapted to the same virtual conditions. Thanks to Coen’s management and steadfast approach to decreasing friction in buying those essential solutions, SEWP adoption rose by 40% as federal agencies spent over $9.2 billion through the vehicle.

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