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2003-Present, Strategic Business Development Consultant. Provide consulting services to 16 information technology companies working with the Federal government. Identify and qualify strategic business opportunities, arrange meetings with Federal agency personnel involved, gather intelligence, provide proposal guidance, and participate on red and gold teams.
Reed joined Systems Research Application (SRA), International in January 1999 as a Director in Corporate Business Development. Upon retirement from the Federal Government in March 1995, Reed joined CACI International as Vice President, Business Development. His area of concentration with both companies has been strategic business opportunities with federal civilian agencies.
From 1985 to 1995, Reed was Director, Information Resources Management (IRM) (now CIO) for the Department of Commerce. He supervised the expenditure of the Department's $700 million plus annual information technology budget and oversaw the implementation of some of the largest information systems in the Federal Government including, the Automated Patent System, Automated Weather Interactive Processing System and the Automated Surface Observing System. He also developed the Department's first strategic information technology plan which was updated annually and included a visionary strategy for the Department to transition to an internal and external electronic business transaction environment.
Reed served as Vice President, Systems Engineering with the American Broadcasting Company from 1983-1985, responsible for developing complex information systems that supported both the 1984 winter and summer Olympics. Prior to joining ABC, Reed established and led the first information resources management program in the Federal Government as Director, Information Resources Management with the Department of the Interior from 1980 to 1983. He provided information technology consulting services and support to Interior's eight subsidiary organizations.
From 1978 to 1980, Reed was Director, Systems Development for the FBI. As such, he developed mission critical information systems and a distributed processing communications network to link the FBI's 59 field offices. He implemented systems that supported the administrative, criminal investigative and law enforcement functions of the FBI. Reed is a retired Marine Corps Colonel where he was a communications and data processing officer and is a Vietnam veteran.
Reed has an MS degree in Computer Systems/Management Information Systems from the American University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa. He is Past President of the Society for Information Management (SIM), Past Chairperson of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), Past Chairperson of the Associated Information Managers (AIM), former Associate Director, Armed Forces Communications - Electronics Association (AFCEA), and former member of the MIS Advisory Board for the Kogod School of Business, the American University. Reed currently serves as an industry representative to the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) Executive Advisory Committee. In 1989 he was selected by "CIO Magazine" as one of the top 100 CIO's in the United States. He was one of the first 10 Federal Government executives inducted into the Government Computer News Information Technology Hall of Fame.
2005, his high school Central/Davenport High School, Davenport, Iowa inducted him into their
Hall of Honor.