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Former Army CIO heads to Booz Allen Hamilton

Susan Lawrence

Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, who retired in October 2013 as Army CIO, started work on Feb. 3 as a senior vice president at defense contracting giant Booz Allen Hamilton, according to the company.

Lawrence will help lead Booz Allen's Defense Market Group, where her experience with Defense Department enterprise IT efforts will be put to work in the company's initiatives in IT; cybersecurity; command, control, communications and computers; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and emerging defense technologies.

Prior to her role as Army CIO, Lawrence served as commanding general of the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

At the Pentagon, Lawrence has been succeeded by the newly promoted Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, who Army officials note is the first African American to serve as CIO.

"The CIO/G-6 is even more important today as the Army stands up a cyber force and establishes the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno in a ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, according to an Army release.

Ferrell previously commanded the Army Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Feb 05, 2014 at 12:19 PM


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Reader comments

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 Mark Kichman Tampa

Sad to see so many jumping to conclusions without facts. So typical nowadays. And SGM, shame on you, not enough courage to write your name. I've worked at or with 8 COCOMS and 3 Component (3 Star) as well as Disa (3 Star) as both Active Duty Navy ET and 10 years as ctr. I can say without any reservation Lt Gen Lawrence was the BEST General Officer I ever had the privilege of working for. Her intelligence, work ethic, and innovative thinking, combined with impeccable ethics, honesty, and straightforward approach in solving some immensely difficult C4IES wartime challenges is why she EARNED 3 Stars. She should be thanked for her service. Booze Allen is fortunate tto have her and her "contacts" are way down the list of what she will bring to the company, our war fighters, and our country!

Wed, Feb 12, 2014

I am certain they hired her purely on qualifications not on her inside knowledge of Army infrastructure and future requirements in planning for the Army

Tue, Feb 11, 2014 Mark Pilipczuk www.markpilip.com

She'll be putting the arm on her buddies still in uniform to hire Booz, not "helping to lead." Another example of the revolving door in the military-industrial complex.

Thu, Feb 6, 2014

Sure hire a LTG who else, especially one who was Signal Corp and got her feet into the door of knowing all the Defense People. What a laugh. Retired SGM with over 35 years

Thu, Feb 6, 2014 JohnB Oregon

Well, Well what happened to the 1-2 year waiting period, that high ranking Military Official's had wait before accepting a job with a Major Defense Contractor?

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