August 26, 2021

Data Strategy Expert Dr. Portia Crowe Joins Accenture Federal Services

Former Army Data Officer Hired to Help AFS’ Clients Use Data to Achieve Mission Success

ARLINGTON, Va.; Aug. 26, 2021 – Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has hired data expert and former Army Futures Command’s Network Cross Functional Team Chief Data Officer, Dr. Portia Crowe, in the role of Chief Data Strategy Director for Defense.

Dr. Crowe brings 20 years of experience including previous roles as the Chief of Cyber Engineering and Operations, as well as Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Communications, Command, and Control Tactical Headquarters.

Dr. Portia Crowe

“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,” said Bryan Rich, Accenture Federal Services managing director and applied intelligence practice lead. “Cloud-enabled analytical technologies now play a critical role in helping federal agencies protect U.S. national security, drive business value, and achieve overall mission success.”

Dr. Crowe will help clients to realize the tremendous power of data in gleaning game-changing insights and making prudent, data-driven decisions through data strategy, cloud strategy, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence.

“Federal leaders rely on accurate and timely data more than ever to optimize business performance,” said Dr. Crowe. “I look forward to helping Accenture Federal Services’ clients keep pace with today’s digital world, solve vexing digital transformation challenges, and achieve operational efficiencies.”

Crowe holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as degrees in engineering management and computer science. She is a 2021 FED 100 recipient, an Army Top 25 Acquisition Professional, and has received five Civilian Service Medals. Dr. Crowe also volunteers as a mentor to K-12 STEM students.

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