Accenture's federal arm hires data strategy leader for defense biz

Accenture’s U.S. federal subsidiary hires a new data strategy leader for its defense business that joins from Army Futures Command.

Accenture’s U.S. federal subsidiary has hired to its leadership team Dr. Portia Crowe, a nearly two-decade technology sector veteran and former Army Futures Command civilian executive.

Crowe joins as chief data strategy director for defense at Accenture Federal Services and will work with clients on cloud computing, advance analytics and artificial intelligence.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Crowe’s leadership to help drive transformation strategies for our federal customers and scale AI and ML-fueled transformation,” Bryan Rich, Accenture Federal Services managing director and applied intelligence practice lead, said in a release Thursday.

Most recently, Crowe was chief data officer for a network cross functional team at Army Futures Command. Her career also includes service as chief of cyber engineering and operations for the Army; and chief information officer for the Army’s program executive office for communications, command and control tactical headquarters.

In recognition of Crowe’s work at the Army, Crowe is a recipient of a 2021 Fed 100 award in part for leading a project to reduce the time it takes to integrate sensor data into firing platforms.