Susan Lawrence, managing director of the Joint Forces Sector with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and Wash100 Award recipient, will moderate Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th.
Accenture Federal Services has recently been recognized as the prime systems integrator for its Model Based Product Support program by the U.S. Navy, under a 12-month, $11.3 million other transaction agreement.
“We’re honored to help the Navy integrate the latest digital technologies to transform its family of integrated systems,” said Lawrence. “By applying our commercial capabilities and innovation methodology, we can help the Navy find simplified, sustainable solutions that will enhance readiness and decrease support costs.”
The MBPS, a logistics information technology transformation effort, has been designed to increase the Navy’s weapon system uptime and reduce support costs. AFS will support the Naval Sea Systems Command by integrating new systems to provide enterprise product data and readiness analytics services.
In addition, AFS will develop a prototype maintenance and supply resource optimization model, which will supply maintenance and supply actions on ships and submarines as well as mission readiness requirements. The solution will support ashore and afloat and will be cyber-secure and auditable.
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.