John Goodman, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services (AFS), was presented his 2022 Wash100 Award, the most acclaimed award in all of government contracting (GovCon), by Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson during a recent visit to AFS.
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Executive Mosaic is proud to recognize John Goodman as a Wash100 Award winner for the fifth consecutive year as a result of his visionary leadership to drive expansion through acquisition, growth through major contract awards and digital trust for geopolitical technologies and data.
Most notably, Goodman was influential in Accenture Federal Services’ acquisition of Novetta, the McLean, Virginia-based analytics company back in August 2021. In order to broaden the company’s artificial intelligence, cloud and cyber capabilities in support of missions of defense, intelligence and law enforcement agency clients.
“Our combined company brings the scale and power of Accenture Federal Services’ digital capabilities together with Novetta’s ability to solve the government’s toughest mission challenges with precision,” Goodman said following the acquisition’s completion.
As a result of the transaction, AFS launched a national security segment and added to its workforce Novetta’s approximately 1,300 data scientists, software developers and other technology professionals.
“Novetta has that exact same focus of using new technology to address their clients’ challenges. So, from a strategic perspective, we are an enormously good fit,” Goodman told ExecutiveBiz during a recent Executive Spotlight interview.
“As important as strategy, we share a common set of values. We have a common focus on our clients’ missions and on bringing innovation to solve their problems in new ways,” he added.
In addition, Goodman serves as the co-chair of the Atlantic Council’s Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data. The GeoTech Commission issued a report with key recommendations for the U.S. government to maintain its national security and economic competitiveness in the global economy with the use of technology.
In May 2021, the Atlantic Council’s Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data, also known as the GeoTech Commission, issued a report offering recommendations for the U.S. government and its allies to maintain national security and economic competitiveness in the global economy with the use of technology.
Key recommendations from the GeoTech Commission report include developing a national and economic security technology strategy, strengthening the implementation plan for the National Cyber Strategy, accelerating the operationalization of quantum information science technologies and demonstrating artificial intelligence improvements to the delivery of public and private services.
The report also classified critical technologies into six areas that will shape the “GeoTech Decade,” in which technology and data will have a “disproportionate impact” on global governance, geopolitics and economics.
Goodman said new technologies and data access present exciting opportunities to address current challenges as well as risks that could undermine national security.
“For the US and its partners to remain economically competitive and protect national security, we must work together to build trust in the digital fabric of the GeoTech decade,” Goodman explained. We must act now to invest in these new technologies, to develop and expand our skilled workforce, and to establish norms to ensure that technology emerges as a powerful force for good.”
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