Army Chief Information Officer named 2020 Black Engineer of the Year
By: Career Communications Group
Lieutenant General Bruce Crawford, the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6, will receive the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award at the BEYA Conference on February 15, 2020. The award has been presented for more than 30 years to honor leaders with significant contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math talent development. The BEYA STEM Selection Committee voted to present the Black Engineer of the Year Award to the decorated officer for his distinguished 33 years of service in the United States Army.
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford became Chief Information Officer of the Army in 2017. As the CIO, he reports to the Secretary of the Army, setting the direction for the Army network, and supervises Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and Information Technology functions. He also oversees the Army's $12.2 billion IT programs, manages enterprise IT architecture, and directs the delivery of operational C4IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users. As the G-6, he advises the Chief of Staff of the Army on the network, communications, signal operations, information security, force structure, and equipping.
During his 33 years of service, LTG Crawford served in a variety of leadership positions in IT security, Information security, Network security, and Application security. In his previous assignment, he served as the 14th Commander, U.S. Army Communications-
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, LTG Crawford was commissioned through South Carolina State University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1986, after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
The 34th BEYA will be presented at the BEYA Gala on Saturday, February 15, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
About the BEYA STEM Conference
The BEYA STEM Conference is produced by Career Communications Group in partnership with the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and corporate sponsor Lockheed Martin Corporation.
About Career Communications Group, Inc.
Career Communications Group, Inc. is a leading media company that supports employers in promoting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math fields through conferences, publications, and websites. As nationally renowned experts and thought leaders in the field, Career Communications Group also provides consultative support and expertise with their internal strategies and programs.