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Procurement may not be the most exciting part of government, but it's one of the most important for making government better — and faster.

So says Pavilion (formerly CoProcure) co-founder and CEO Mariel Reed, a self-proclaimed "proud public procurement nerd."

She notes that procurement directly determines the speed and quality of public services, affecting everything that both the private and public sectors aspire to do in order to make government better. As a result, often the most impactful thing that the public sector can do isn’t adding new programs or projects — it’s removing obstacles to progress.

On this episode of ICYMI, Reed joins Dustin Haisler and Joe Morris to discuss her journey from government to the tech industry, witnessing the direct positive impacts of more efficient processes on the local community, the significant hurdles still encountered by public servants and the procurement trends she is currently seeing.