Accenture Federal Services has tapped retired Army Maj. Gen. George Franz, former director of operations for U.S. Cyber Command, to build out the company’s cyber offerings and lead business initiatives across the defense and security markets.
Franz will help Accenture’s clients understand, mitigate and defend against the cyber threats they face, working within their budget and mission needs, the company said.
“George is an extraordinary leader who will play a critical role in designing transformational cyber solutions to drive exceptional mission outcomes for our clients,” said Matt Tait, who leads Accenture’s work with federal defense clients. “He has proven expertise in DoD cyberspace and intelligence operations, and we are very pleased to have him join the leadership team here at Accenture.”
At Cyber Command, Franz oversaw the main DOD cybersecurity center and coordinated the network defensive activities of 52 military commands and governmental agencies. He previously served as commanding general for the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, where he directed worldwide intelligence operations to support seven combatant command theaters and counterterrorism combat operations.
Franz has also served as commanding general for the Cyber National Mission Force and was founding director of the Information Dominance Center in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
“It was an incredible honor to serve in the United States Army,” Franz said. “During my 33 years of service, I learned the value of bringing together innovative teams to develop and implement new analytic and operational concepts to solve our toughest problems. I look forward to my role as part of the Accenture Federal Services team and continue the mission of strengthening vital military networks and protecting critical national infrastructure.”