To be a trusted provider of measurable and attainable acquisition
and contracting support functions.

Solving your needs began with one bold move.

Acquisition Catalyst is a premier service provider for Acquisition Lifecycle Support, Project Management, and Acquisition Workforce Management. Our leadership has extensive acquisition experience at the Executive level in the private and public sector. We collaborate with and provide support to Federal, state and local governments, and empower small businesses and individuals to achieve their acquisition goals through our transformative acquisition solutions.

Our Core Values

At Acquisition Catalyst we share six fundamental core values that form the basis of our corporate culture: Integrity, Customer Commitment, Innovation, Passion for Winning, Trust, and Quest for Excellence


Integrity – We pride ourselves on our integrity and quality of work. We are committed to delivering excellence in acquisition support in a fair, responsible and transparent way.


Customer Commitment – Our commitment to our customer is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to do the right thing for our clients, and we are highly motivated to help them succeed. We align our strategy with our client’s goals and budget. We provide a flexible and practical approach to customer requirements. We listen…we care…we serve!

Innovation – we are innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers who embrace change as we continually look for new and better ways of doing business. We see ourselves as a part of our client’s team seeking opportunities in challenges through


Passion for Winning – We have an unrelenting drive to be great! We take pride in the high quality of work that we produce, and we deliver amazing customer service. Winning together transcends all aspects of Acquisition Catalyst.

Trust – every relationship begins with trust and value towards a common goal. When we are entrusted with a client’s business, we take it very seriously. Our commitment is to always do the right thing.

Quest for excellence – We are passionate about delivering excellence to our clients. We aim to turn confusion into understanding and complexity into clear direction. We put the WOW in excellent customer service!


Cheri is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acquisition Catalyst—a premier professional services organization that provides Acquisition as a Service (AaaS) across the acquisition lifecycle. Prior to starting Acquisition Catalyst, she completed a 38-year career with the Federal Government retiring at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level. During her federal career she held positions of increasing responsibility across the acquisition life cycle and was specifically focused on developing the acquisition workforce. She served as the Head of Contracting Activity for the Secretary of Defense and for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Cheri also served as the Director of Intelligence & Operations Acquisitions, and Associate Director of the Information Technology Acquisition Center in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security; and Director of the Office of Modernization Acquisition with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where she led the Business Systems Modernization Acquisition program—one of the largest and most complex information technology modernization efforts awarded in civilian government, valued over $10 billion; and she lead the Office of Procurement at the National Science Foundation. During her tenure with the Federal Government, her span of control covered more than 64,000 customers in information technology, administration, building and facilities management, human resources, training, security, construction, A&E, transportation, property and inventory management. She led organizations in excess of 230 acquisition professional and support employees, and managed annual procurement activities valued in excess of $3 billion, and operating budgets in excess of $30 million annually.


Cheri is a graduate of the Eisenhower School—formally the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), a Department of Defense Senior Services School under the National Defense University, where she earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, and studied education—domestically and abroad, from birth through organizational leadership in the workforce to support the U.S. National Security Strategy. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Procurement and Public Contracting from the University of Maryland; is a graduate of the Partnership for Public Service’s Council for Excellence in Government, a Senior Acquisition Fellows Program; and is  DAWIA Level III and FAC-C Level III Certified in Contracting.


Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Temoney is a senior executive and leader with extensive experience in government and industry. Mrs. Temoney is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to the public sector. Throughout her career Mrs. Temoney worked to foster effective public, private, and international partnerships and professional dialog between government agencies and their industry partners. For many years she served as a Senior Executive in progressively challenging assignments including serving as the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of International Affairs Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Executive Director for Mission Support operations.

  • Expertise establishing international coalitions and partnerships to advance border security and law enforcement objectives

  • Trusted advisor to federal and industry executives to develop strategies to meet business objectives

  • Recognized global leader on women organizational barriers/challenges in law enforcement environments

  • Over 27 years of experience in government affairs, enjoying strong bipartisan workin relationships with members of congress.

Mrs. Temoney began her Federal career as an outstanding scholar intern program at the Department of Defense supporting the United States Air Force. Shortly thereafter, she became a full-time federal government employee gaining cross-disciplinary experience in over eight civilian and defense agencies including the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and CBP.

AS CBP’s Executive Director of Mission Support, Mrs. Temoney led a large multi-disciplined organization (financial analysts, program analysts, acquisition personnel, contractors) responsible for providing operational oversight of financial management, information technology, human capital, procurement, facilities, and fleet management in support of government personnel stationed in 55 countries.

Mrs. Temoney was the first African American Female to serve as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of International Affairs. She led a staff of 200 employees and contractors; and a budget over $300 million annually. Mrs. Temoney provided executive oversight on international programs and initiatives that promoted anti-terrorism, global border security, non-proliferation, export controls, lawful immigration, and capacity building. She formulated strategies and executed interagency agreements that fostered partnerships with foreign governments on programs and that projects that advanced the development of customs, intellectual property protection, and border security.

Mrs. Temoney is a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment. In 2016, Mrs. Temoney founded Women in International Affairs (WIN) organization to provide a forum for women working international security issues to discuss and develop strategies to overcome challenges in the workplace. The organization provides mentorship and leadership development. Notably, Mrs. Temoney played an instrumental role in highlighting the critical role of women in law enforcement, especially in West Africa where she assisted the U.S. Embassy in Ghana with the rescue of 25 children from human traffickers.

Believing that education and training are valuable resource tools for success, Mrs. Temoney continually
strives to acquire new skills and knowledge which allows her to expand her horizons and become better.


Chief Operations Officer

Our People

Our people are our greatest asset! The Acquisition Catalyst team consists primarily of senior level acquisition professionals starting a second career with us to support the development of the new Acquisition Workforce.

Company Data

Socio-Economic Status: Minority Owned, Woman-Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business


DUNS: 116722792

NAICS Codes:
611430 Professional and Management Development Training

517919 All Other Telecommunications
519190 All Other Information Services
541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541618 Other Management Consulting Services
541990 All Other Professional Scientific and Technical Services
541511 Software Analysis and Design Services
541512 Computer Systems Integration, Analysis and Design Services
541519 Computer Disaster Recovery Services
541110 Other Administrative Services
541612 Human Resources Consulting Services
541613 Marketing Consulting Services
541614 Logistics Consulting Services
561110 Office Administrative Services
561330 Professional Employer Organization
561210 Facilities Support Services
561311 Employment Placements
561312 Executive Search Services
561320 Temporary Help Services
561499 All Other Business Support Services
561599 All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
561612 Security Guards and Patrol Services
561720 Janitorial Services
561730 Landscaping Services
561990 All Other Support Services

511120 Periodical Publishers

511199 All Other Publishers

541410 Interior Design Services

541430 Graphic Design Services

PSC Codes:
D314 IT and Telecom-System Acquisition Support
R410 Support – Professional: Program Evaluation, Review, and Development
R406 Support – Professional: Policy Review/Development
R408 Support – Professional: Program Management/Support
R410 Support – Professional: Program Evaluation/Review/Development

R429 Support – Professional: Emergency Response/Disaster
Planning/Preparedness Support
R707 Support – Management: Contract, Procurement and Acquisition Support
R799 Support – Management: Other


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