|[September 21, 2017]
Government Innovation Leader Dave McClure Joins Accenture Federal Services
Accenture (News - Alert) Federal Services (AFS) has hired Dave
McClure, Ph.D., to lead its federal CIO Leadership Agenda. In his
new role, McClure will focus on helping advance CIO modernization
strategies in the federal market, overseeing future-focused
technology-modernization and secure digital-transformation projects
designed to improve mission performance and deliver superior
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McClure is a respected leader with expertise in federal IT operations,
modernization and security, as well as corporate development and growth
strategy. He joins Accenture Federal Services from Coalfire Federal
(formerly Veris Group), a cyber security professional services firm,
where he served as chief strategist, helping government and industry
clients enhance their performance through digital transformation.
Before joining Coalfire, McClure was associate administrator of Citizen
Services & Innovative Technologies at the U.S. General Services
Administration. In that role, which he held from 2009 to 2014, McClure
led the launch of several pioneering government-wide technology
initiatives, including Data.gov, Challenge.gov and FedRAMP - the federal
government's comprehnsive cloud computing security program.
"Dave McClure is a preeminent authority in transformational IT
initiatives and a pioneer in cloud computing adoption in the federal
government," said David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal
Services. "His expertise and experience in the public and private
sectors will be indispensable in helping our clients harness innovation
to increase performance and impact."
Earlier in his career, McClure was a managing vice president for
government technology research at Gartner (News - Alert), where he examined trends,
directions, issues and solutions for public-sector CIOs and IT managers.
McClure also served as vice president for eGovernment at the Council for
Excellence in Government, focusing on public/private-sector IT
management best practices. Prior to that position, McClure was director
of Government IT Management at the US Government Accountability Office,
where he was instrumental in crafting legislation such as the
Clinger-Cohen Act and developing best practices for capital planning and
investment, performance management, and IT human capital.
"I look forward to leading a dynamic team at Accenture Federal Services,
helping federal CIOs and CXOs navigate strategy and business
transformation to achieve their mission of shaping the future of modern
government IT that's open, flexible, agile and secure," McClure said.
McClure is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the
2014 AFFIRM Career Leadership Award, the 2014 NASCIO Technology Champion
Award and Federal Computer Week's Fed100 Award - the latter of
which he won four times. He is the author of several reports on topics
including CIO leadership practices, business-driven cloud adoption,
federal cyber-security paradigms, and security-proofing agency business
processes, and he has served as Executive Chair of ACT-IAC's (News - Alert) Industry
McClure earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of
Texas and a Ph.D. in public policy, administration and research methods
from University of North Texas.
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP,
is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's
federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the
largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms
bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense,
intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
Learn more at www.accenturefederal.com.
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is a leading global professional services company,
providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy,
consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched
experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all
business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network
- Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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