Lawrence Anderson

Lawrence Anderson

Deputy CIO

U.S. Department of Commerce

Before joining the Department of Commerce, Dr. Anderson served as Associate Chief Information Officer at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), where he was responsible for providing business solutions that support the millions of Federal Government employees and their beneficiaries. In addition, Dr. Anderson served as OPM’s IT Transition Executive where he was responsible for managing and integrating OPM’s complex information technology systems with the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration. He also served as the Acting Chief Information Officer for Strategy and Policy where was responsible for IT strategy, investment management, budget, data management, and vendor management.

Throughout his career, Dr. Anderson has been focused strategic and transformational issues ranging from shared services, IT modernization, digital transformation, robotic process automation, and most recently, mergers and acquisitions. As an experienced executive, Dr. Anderson devotes much of his spare time to coaching and mentoring emerging leaders which lead to positive changes for individuals and their organizations.

Dr. Anderson is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate and specializes in teaching self-defense techniques for women and children. He is also an accomplished musician (electric bass) and musical director for his church and a few local bands playing music of genres.

Dr. Anderson earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from the Catholic University of America, a Master of Science in Management Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Management and Technology, Doctor of Management from the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies and a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.

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