Lauren Knausenberger, deputy chief information officer for the Department of the Air Force, has received the most coveted honor in all of government contracting (GovCon) for her leadership and drive for innovation to advance the service branch’s information technology (IT) modernization efforts and overall digital transformation of the USAF’s technical capabilities.
Knausenberger assumed her current role as the service’s deputy CIO in Aug. 2020 with oversight of the branch’s information technology portfolio that includes IT investment strategy, cloud computing, networks, IT innovation initiatives, information resources management, cybersecurity and information assurance.
“Lauren’s a digital superhero, and her powers of innovation and digital transformation are unmatched,” said Lt. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, deputy commander of Air Combat Command. “She’s a people- and talent-focused leader.”
Knausenberger served as a keynote speaker at GovConWire’s Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum held in Jan. 2021. She discussed the service’s IT modernization efforts and how the industry could help advance the digital Air Force initiative.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Lauren Knausenberger for her first 2021 Wash100 Award. Her contributions to the Air Force continues to drive digital transformation for U.S. service branches and federal agencies. Her drive for innovation and leadership has established Knausenberger as one of the most significant names in the GovCon industry and federal sector.
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