Lora Muchmore

Lora Muchmore

Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Lora H. Muchmore, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. She is responsible for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Air Force business operations. She advises Air Force senior leadership on establishing strategic performance goals and managing Air Force wide cross-functional activities to meet those goals. She also serves as the Air Force’s Assistant Director of Business Transformation, overseeing implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives Air Force wide.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Muchmore served as the Chief Innovation Officer and a Director in the Office of the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer at the Pentagon. She also served as the Director of Defense Business System for the Office of the Chief Management Officer, a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC)
National Security Practice, and the Director of Business Integration for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment.
Ms. Muchmore has over twenty-five years of experience 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, environment management, base security, financial management, and contract management. Ms. Muchmore has also received various awards for her accomplishments at the Federal and DoD levels.
EDUCATION
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.
1991 International Studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1995 Master of Arts, International Transactions, Highest Distinction, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va. 1997 Defense Resource Management Course, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif. 1999 DoD Executive Leadership Development Program, Various Locations
2004 IT for the Non-IT Executive, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.
2006 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va. 2007 DoD Advanced Professional Executive Senior Executive Service Training, Alexandria, Va. 2010 Generating Business Value from IT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. 2019 Implementing Enterprise Transformation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 1995 – October 2006, Program Analyst, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
2. October 2006 – January 2012, Director, Business Enterprise Integration, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
3. January 2012 – July 2016, Director, National Security Practice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), McLean, Va. 4. August 2016 – March 2020, Director, Business Process and Systems Modernization and Director, Financial Management Reform, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 5. March 2020 – September 2021, Director, Defense Business Systems and Business Optimization, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Management Officer, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
6. September 2021 – September 2023, Chief Innovation Officer and Director, IT Portfolio Management, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
7. September 2023 – present, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Exceptional Civilian Service Award
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1997 Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence
2005 DoD Business Transformation Enterprise Excellence Award
2005 Most Outstanding Person in the Field of Federal Real Property
2006 Federal 100 – Top Executives in the Federal IT Field
2009 REALCOMM Digital Impact Award
2020 Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence
(CURRENT AS OF JANUARY 2024)

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