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Lora H. Muchmore

Chief Innovation Officer,
IT Portfolio Management
Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer

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Ms. Lora H. Muchmore is the Chief Innovation Officer, Information Enterprise in the Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer where she identifies and leads efforts to adopt modernized IT portfolio management activities across the Department of Defense (DoD).

Ms. Muchmore has over twenty-five years of experience in identifying and applying technologies to improve the business operations of the DoD. She has led technology efforts in the areas of property management, energy management, environmental management, base security, financial management and contract management. She is the former Director of Defense Business Systems, Office of the Chief Management Officer, where she led the strategy to modernize, reduce and reuse over 1,700 systems with an annual spend that exceeds $7 billion. Ms. Muchmore was also the SES Director leading Financial Management Reform and Business Systems Modernization in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller.)

Prior to joining Comptroller, Ms. Muchmore was a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) National Security Practice. In this role, Ms. Muchmore took a leadership role supporting the Naval District Washington’s Smart Grid Pilot where she led the integration of Facility, Energy and Safety systems, business processes and workforces. She also led the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer’s Software Asset Management strategy.

Before joining PwC, Ms. Muchmore worked for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) as the SES Director of Business Enterprise Integration when she was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2006. She has successfully led Office of Management and Budget working groups to facilitate and implement Federal-wide standard processes and technology standards for managing the Federal real property footprint.

Ms. Muchmore received the Federal Real Property Association’s Most Outstanding Person in the Field of Federal Real Property award for her accomplishments at the Federal and DoD levels. She received the REALCOM Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Award for positively impacting the real estate industry through the use of technology, automation and innovation and the Federal 100 – Top Executives in the Federal IT Field by Federal Computer Week for her leadership supporting transformation in the Department of Defense by the use of enterprise architecture. She holds of Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and a Master of Arts from George Mason University where she graduated with highest distinction. She has attended several information technology management executive education courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.