Ms. Lorna Tedder is Principal Program Manager and Agile Acquisition Subject Matter Expert in the MITRE Corporation’s National Security Engineering Center (NSEC) with a special emphasis on contracting strategies. She has 31 years experience in Federal Acquisition and Contracting. Prior to joining MITRE, Ms. Tedder served as the Chief of Contracting for the Rapid Acquisition Cell at Eglin AFB, FL. She is known for leveraging innovative contracting tools as a Contracting Officer and procurement (policy) analyst to expedite program activities and enable partnerships with non-traditional industry partners. As a thought leader in innovative contracting, Ms. Tedder is continually publishing articles and papers on best practices and user stories to enable acquisition practitioners to deliver at the speed of relevance.