Former U.S. Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 Lieutenant General Susan Lawrence (Ret.) leads the Accenture Federal Services Army and Air Force 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 Accenture Federal Services, 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.
Lawrence also served as the Commanding General for the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), where her responsibilities included overseeing the Army C4 and Army Enterprise IT functions. During her extensive 40-year career in the Army, she had operational assignments in Europe, South Korea, Southwest Asia and the U.S. and led network, C4 and IT functions during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Campbell University in North Carolina, a master’s degree in information systems management from the University of Georgia, and an honorary doctorate in science from Dakota State University. She credits the right combination of tenacity, vision and humility for her many successes. She is a lifetime member of the American Legion, and has been honored with not one but two Susan Lawrence Days in her hometown of Ida Grove, Iowa, one when she was promoted to Major General and one when she was promoted to Lieutenant General.