Lauren Knausenberger Deputy CIO US Air Force

USAF Deputy CIO Lauren Knausenberger to Join GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition & Modernization Forum

Lauren Knausenberger, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, will participate in a fireside chat during GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum on Dec. 1. Susan Lawrence, Managing Director, Armed Services Lead with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) will moderate Knausenberger’s discussion.

During GovConWire’s forum, Knausenberger and other federal and industry leaders will discuss the Department of Defense’s Software Acquisition Strategy, Defense Acquisition Workforce Development and the future of data and IT modernization across federal agencies.

In the beginning of the year, the DoD issued its Software Acquisition Pathway to establish direction, responsibilities and procedures for software procurement under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020.

The department has also restricted acquisition processes and procedures of all programs containing IT to a separate, functional acquisition policy that adheres to the Adaptive Acquisition Framework.

“While government modernization efforts have been going on for years, sometimes it takes a crisis to really move it forward with velocity,” said Knausenberger.

Hon. Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, will serve as the keynote speaker during the forum.

The event will also address online education reform and cybersecurity threats and performance, as well as how the industry can progress the latest initiatives in federal acquisition and modernization.

To register for the virtual event and know about other must-see opportunities, visit GovConWire’s Event Page.

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