Army CIO Raj Iyer Receives First Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Army CIO Raj Iyer Receives First Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted
Raj Iyer CIO U.S. Army

Executive Mosaic announced on Tuesday that Raj Iyer, chief information officer for the U.S. Army, has received his first Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for driving new information technology (IT) initiatives, introducing advanced modernization priorities and preparing the service branch to compete in the future of digital warfare.

Visit GovCon Wire to read Raj Iyer's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile. To vote for him as one of your favorite executives of this year's Wash100 Award, visit Wash100.com to cast your TEN votes before April 30th, 2021.

In Nov. 2020, Iyer, former managing director in the government and public services practice at Deloitte Consulting, was appointed as the Army’s first civilian CIO. As the CIO, Iyer has worked to implement the service branch’s programs and policies related to IT architecture, cybersecurity, cloud and enterprise data management.

“This move was not one that I had planned, but the call for public service is my duty,“ Iyer wrote announcing the news. “It's also an exciting opportunity to put technology front and center to Army modernization leveraging cloud, AI and data analytics to achieve digital overmatch against our adversaries.“

Executive Mosaic congratulates Raj Iyer and the U.S. Army on receiving his first Wash100 Award in 2021. His efforts will continue to advance the service branch's modernization initiatives, IT budget and spending and competitiveness in the battlefield.

The U.S. Army has spearheaded development efforts of new capabilities and truncated legacy programs, which will be integral to new concepts of operations and organizations. Moving forward, the service branch will continue to drive network modernization, invest in next-generation defense systems and spearhead development of new technologies.

During GovConWire's Army: IT Management and Transformation Forum, notable federal and industry leaders will discuss The service branch's IT reform, strategies and priorities, as well as technology management and transformation.

Featuring Raj Iyer as the keynote speaker, visit GovConWire Events to join our event to learn more about the Army's digital transformation, modernization and cybersecurity initiatives, in addition to how industry can help meet critical missions in 2021 and beyond.

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