Accenture Federal Services has hired former U.S. Army Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, as a managing director in its national security practice.
In her new role, Lawrence is responsible for helping AFS clients develop and execute technology transformation and mission-support strategies designed to deter, deflect and defeat today’s evolving threats.
“Susan has led the way in bringing new communications and wireless systems, electronic platforms and advanced technology to the warfighter, all while navigating budget pressures and delivering on the Army’s C4 and information technology strategy,” said Matt Tait, who leads Accenture’s defense and national security practice.
Lawrence said she looked forward to helping Accenture’s clients find innovative solutions.
“I am confident that we can help our clients deliver better results and improve customer service for service members and the American people with practical solutions that leverage massive technology changes,” Lawrence said.
As Army CIO, Lawrence managed defense enterprise systems, IT infrastructure, Command & Control solutions and advanced technology. She helped develop the U.S. Army Cyber Command, and worked directly with senior military staff members to slash costs and improve the effectiveness of cyber and other IT solutions, Accenture said.
Before joining Accenture, Lawrence was a senior vice president in Booz Allen Hamilton’s defense and security business.
Lawrence previously served as the commanding general for the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command and led network, computer and IT functions during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. She served in the Army for a 40-year career, enlisting in 1972.