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John Goodman Joins 2024 Roster of Wash100 Inductees for Spearheading Accenture Federal Services’ Contribution to Government Data Security

Accenture Federal Services CEO John Goodman is being honored by Executive Mosaic for the seventh time with the 2024 Wash100 Award for his leadership of the company’s initiatives to help government agencies strengthen their information security infrastructure.

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“John is leading Accenture Federal Services’ groundbreaking work at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cyber, which is increasingly critical in today’s digitally-driven federal landscape. Through partnerships with Google, new centers dedicated to AI and cyber innovation and key contracts, John is leading the company toward technologically-enabled growth in the GovCon market. We’re proud to have John and his bold vision for Accenture Federal Services on our Wash100 list yet again this year,” remarked Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award. 

Commenting on his win, Goodman said, “I’m grateful to be included among the talented leaders and changemakers showcased on the 2024 Wash100 list. The work we do has never been more gratifying, as new waves of interconnected technologies, including Generative AI, are converging to help solve the federal government’s most mission-critical challenges.”

“At Accenture Federal Services, we’re meeting this unique moment head-on, delivering AI-powered solutions in human-first, responsible and secure ways to drive greater value for our clients and transform how we work inside our own business,” the Wash100 awardee added.

In 2023, Goodman was recognized by Executive Mosaic for promoting employment opportunities in the technology sector, as well as for supporting the U.S. government’s digital transformation programs.

He continues to lead the Accenture subsidiary in its information technology advancement efforts. In June, the company won a potential 10-year, $329 million contract to assist in risk management, threat intelligence and other information assurance areas at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Management.

“To accomplish its humanitarian mission to reduce poverty and strengthen democratic governance, USAID relies on a vast network of partners and a complex technology ecosystem capable of addressing overseas challenges,” Goodman said at the time. “Accenture Federal Services is honored to be entrusted with protecting the systems that form the framework of USAID’s enterprise operational capacity.”

The government services-focused company also spent the past 12 months establishing centers of excellence for next-generation technologies. In April, it joined the artificial intelligence movement in its creation of a Federal Generative AI Center of Excellence.

“Generative AI has captured the world’s attention faster than any other recent technology. But how people are using it right now is just the beginning,” Goodman commented. “We can already see that this technology is poised to shape the future of science, enterprise data and how we design and deliver solutions for federal missions.”

In October, Accenture Federal Services collaborated with Google Public Sector and Mandiant (Nasdaq: MNDT) to launch a CoE for cybersecurity, which aims to expedite online threat detection and response across government agencies. Google agreed to lend its cloud services and AI-powered security platforms, while Mandiant is powering the CoE with its proprietary threat intelligence capabilities. 

“Today’s federal missions demand next-generation cybersecurity solutions that can pre-empt and detect threats and assure the reliability of our nation’s critical systems,” Goodman remarked during the launch of the Cybersecurity CoE.

He also discussed the collaborative project in an interview on GovCon Wire, saying, “The combination of Mandiant’s threat intelligence and Google Cloud’s AI-powered tools with our human-centered cyber services will help keep our clients ahead of the sophisticated cyberattacks.”

As committed as the company is to its growth and expansion, Accenture Federal Services is also dedicated to elevating small businesses. In 2023, it awarded its annual Small Business of the Year award to FSS Government Solutions, a woman-owned consulting firm specializing in IT program and portfolio management. 

“Our trusted relationship with FSS, which spans nearly a decade, exemplifies Accenture Federal Services’ steadfast commitment to teaming with small businesses,” Goodman stated during the awarding ceremony. “This partnership demonstrates the best of what’s possible when large and small businesses successfully unite to get the job done.”

Executive Mosaic takes pride in its selection of repeat winners of the Wash100 Award, especially Accenture Federal Services CEO John Goodman. The impact of his organization and his own advocacies have greatly benefited the public as well as private sectors, small and large-scale alike.

Don’t forget to show your support for Goodman at Wash100.com.

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