Former US Agri CIO to lead EDS e-government initiatives

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EDS has appointed Anne Reed vice president for government business. Reed will report to Al Edmonds, president of information solutions line for e-government in the United States.

"Anne is a recognized expert in e-government," Edmonds said. "Her extensive background in information technology, combined with her 20 years of government experience, make her a logical choice to lead EDS' government business."

Reed joined EDS in 2000 as managing director in its government global industry group. Prior to joining EDS, Reed was chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she led the groundwork for e-government.

She was chosen by Bill Clinton to serve on the President's Y2K Council. She received the Hammer Award from vice president Gore for her work.

In 1999, Reed became chair of the general administration board of the Department of Agricultureƕs graduate school, which trains 140,000 students each year.

Her prior government experience also includes 12 years in financial management with the Department of the Navy and two years in city planning in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reed is a member of the board of the Industry Advisory Council and serves on advisory committees for the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Kennedy school of government. Earlier this year she was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Electronic Government of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Reed is a recent winner of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Service Alumni Achievement Award. She was named Government CIO of the Year in 1998 by Government Computer News and in 1997 by the Federation of Industry and Government Information Processing Councils.

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