Susan Lawrence, managing director and armed services lead at Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and a 2016 Wash100 Award recipient, will moderate Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th. The panel will feature Capt. Frank Futcher, director of NavalX, and MG Greg Masiello, program executive officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault & Special Mission Programs.
Lawrence currently leads the AFS’ Armed Forces portfolio within the National Security practice. In this role, Lawrence regularly engages with clients to develop and execute technology transformation and mission-support strategies to deter, deflect and defeat today’s evolving threats.
Prior to joining AFS, as the Army’s CIO/G-6, Lawrence managed the defense enterprise systems, IT infrastructure, Command & Control (C4) solutions and advanced technology used by the military warfighter and the supporting civilian workforce.
Additionally, she helped develop the U.S. Army Cyber Command and worked directly with senior staff members, including the secretary of the Army and the chief of staff of the Army, to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of cyber and other IT solutions.
During the event, Lawrence will use her knowledge of defense that she has acquired throughout her career in the private and public sectors to discuss decentralization and digitization of the U.S. Navy, as well as develop its talent in the field.
The Navy has accelerated acquisition channels, modernized emerging technologies and increased research and development to become more effective in warfare.
As the Navy continues to evolve to meet the growing demands, challenges still remain. Join Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum to hear notable industry and federal leaders discuss the initiatives, efficiencies and challenges the service branch faces as well as how to join together to improve the future of warfare.
James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) with the U.S. Navy and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th.