Army CIO nominee finally becomes clear
Former GCN Defense Executive of the Year gets presidential nod
Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence, who in 2006 was named GCN’s Defense Executive of the Year for her work as the director of command, control, communications and computers for the U.S. Central Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Army chief information officer/G-6, according to an internal Defense Department memo obtained by Federal Computer Week.
The official nomination is the next step in the process for Lawrence to be confirmed to the position by the Senate. It is not clear when a formal announcement will come.
Lawrence to be named Army CIO nominee
She is currently assigned as a special assistant to Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, and previously was commanding general of Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
Lawrence would replace Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, who stepped down as Army CIO on Nov. 4. In the interim, deputy CIO Mike Krieger has been filling in.
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