Top 10 Contracting Execs to Watch in 2020: Booz Allen Hamilton’s Linda Asher

Linda Asher, Booz Allen Hamilton

Linda Asher leads corporate contracting, procurement and pricing operations for Booz Allen Hamilton, with a focus on contracting and acquisition innovation. Modernization is critical to her efforts, “aligning contracting strategies to mission needs is essential to keeping pace with technological advancements and solving our clients’ toughest challenges,” she said.

To achieve this objective, Asher concentrates on two areas aligned to Booz Allen Hamilton’s larger strategic vision to drive efficiency and improve effectiveness: leveraging technology as an enabler within the contracting domain and driving diversity in contracting and acquisition services. This is essential to generate a rich blend of perspectives necessary to advance business priorities and performance.

Asher is particularly proud of the firm’s contract for Recreation.gov, an innovative cloud-based platform transforming how millions of visitors discover the nation’s public lands. Rec.gov’s unique contractual model is transaction based, allowing the government and Booz Allen Hamilton to share the risk, reward and results through a true public-private partnership. This acquisition model is revolutionizing how the federal government partners with industry to serve citizens.

Why Watch

Booz Allen Hamilton and Asher’s focus on technology and transformation already has proven value in the firm’s sustained financial performance and overall resilience.

“Artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G and advanced analytics are going to be the solutions for future client needs, and I have great confidence the proven investments we’ve made in people, processes and technology will deliver the contracting innovations and ingenuity to support that,” Asher said.

See the entire Top 10 Contracting Execs to Watch in 2020 list here.

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