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FCW Insider: DISA's McCoy to join Acquisition Solutions

Late last month, we told you GSA's Lisa Akers is leaving government to join Acquisition Solutions as director of Acquisition Solution's Training Institute. A big get for Acquisition Solutions. But I have been hearing that there was another big name to come. Well, here it is.

Diann McCoy, a component acquisition executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency, is joining Acquisition Solutions later this month to lead the company's defense business, other than DISA, of course. McCoy is a 2008 Fed 100 award winner and has been seen as a star for some time. Last year, McCoy "oversaw and managed the agency’s $3 billion information technology acquisition program to support the Defense Department’s network-centric vision. And she set up the organizational structure and procedures for overseeing more than 256 major IT programs." More here.

It is another big get for Acquisition Solutions -- only the latest this year, particularly since the company announced in March that it had
sold an ownership stake in the company to a Denver-based private equity firm.

ASI insiders tell me that DOD is the smallest part of the company's business portfolio, but it is also the fastest growing -- and they see a lot of potential to for ASI to provide acquisition advisory services to agencies, much the way Gartner does for CIOs.

My guess is Acquisition Solutions will be one of FCW's organizations worth watching in the coming year.

The release is below:

Acquisition Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce today that Diann McCoy has joined the company.  Ms. McCoy will join the leadership team, contributing to the company’s rapidly expanding business with the federal government.

Ms. McCoy recently retired from her position as the Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) after more than 36 years of federal service with 18 years at the executive level.  In addition to more than a decade of service in a variety of executive positions at DISA, she also contributed at the executive levels at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Air Force. 

Presidential Rank Distinguished/Meritorious Service, DOD Distinguished Civilian Service, Federal 100 and the Technology Award for Government Leadership represent just a few of the awards that Ms. McCoy has received in recognition of her contributions in her federal service career. 

“Diann McCoy will make an outstanding addition to our leadership team,” said Anne Reed, President and CEO of Acquisition Solutions. “Throughout her career, Ms. McCoy has demonstrated ingenuity, rigor and tenacity in leading transformational initiatives from a variety of different perspectives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of defense operations in support of the warfighter. Those characteristics and her extensive experience make her the perfect choice to join with us in taking Acquisition Solutions to the next level.”

“Acquisition Solutions has functioned as a trusted partner in helping the federal government leverage innovative techniques and leading practices in acquisition to achieve outstanding results,” said Ms. McCoy.  “I welcome the opportunity to join a community of professionals who share my dedication to integrity, excellence and continuous improvement.”

Ms. McCoy earned a B.S. from Wright State University and received her M.S. from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  Ms. McCoy holds certifications as Professional Logistician and DAWIA Level III in Program Management and Information Technology.

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Jul 08, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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