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Strategic Sourcing, Entrepreneurial Thinking, and Acquisition Workforce Development


Timothy Reed is a visiting Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he teaches graduate courses in Acquisition Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship. He has previously taught at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), where he created the Air Force Strategic Purchasing Graduate Degree Program, and served as the director of that program for two years. He has instructed at the University of Dayton, the University of Maryland (University College), and American University (Washington DC) and at visiting seminars at American University in Cairo (Egypt), and Instituto de Empresas in Madrid (Spain). Dr. Reed retired from Active Military Service in 2008 after 21 years in the Air Force.

He began his Air Force career as a Missile Launch Officer in Minot ND. He transitioned into the contracting field in 1993 through the Education with Industry Program, working in the F-22 Fighter Engine Development Office at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines in West Palm Beach, Florida. He’s held various assignments in contracting, including the C-17 Cargo Aircraft and Fighter Engine Systems Program Offices. He also served at the Pentagon as Deputy Chief, Procurement Transformation Division, Headquarters Air Force, where he was responsible for implementing strategic sourcing and commodity councils for DoD and AF. Dr. Reed has extensive experience advising organizations in Federal Government with Censeo Consulting Group in Washington DC. At Censeo, he assisted federal agencies such as Air Force, Navy, Army, Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs and the Executive Office of the President with the creation of sourcing strategies, and provided the training necessary to implement those plans. He is currently the principal director of Beyond Optimal Strategic Solutions.

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