Yesterday, Lockheed Martin announced that George Strader is joining its team as Director of Financial Solutions within the company’s Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS) – Civil product line. He will guide the company’s growing presence in the non-defense government business systems and services market.
Strader comes to Lockheed from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Controller for almost four years. In his role, Strader oversaw GAO’s financial systems and served as the principal executive responsible for internal controls, budget development and execution, acquisition management, building and property management and security and safety programs.
Prior to that, Strader held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Finance for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1992 until 2005, where he was responsible for all financial policy and the oversight of financial systems and operations. He also looked over organizations responsible for resolving audits and managing cost policy affecting more than $200 billion in grants and contracts.
“I hear frequently from senior government officials that managing today with efficiency and transparency is their agencies’ biggest challenge. With a highly-experienced financial management pro like George Strader leading this effort, we believe our support will be even more focused on our customer’s requirements to provide better service to citizens, ” said President of IS&GS-Civ Ken Asbury.