Lewis-Burke led the development and facilitated execution of a comprehensive federal strategy to obtain sustained support for a federal research and development institute and re-launch its next phase with a new long-term Department of Defense (DOD) contract. A key element of this strategy was establishing a new national cybersecurity center focused on the manufacturing sector and obtaining funding to support the centers growth.

Lewis-Burke helped increase awareness and support for the institute and its role in strengthening cybersecurity with government stakeholders and leveraged key industry members of the institute to expand congressional awareness and outreach. As a result, Lewis-Burke helped successfully advocate for increased DOD funding in FY 2020 to establish and accelerate growth of the cybersecurity center on a national scale.

Lewis-Burke continues to support the clients efforts to expand awareness of the role of the cybersecurity center in delivering national security capabilities and engage with key DOD leaders engaged in cybersecurity efforts, including the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity in the DODs Research Enterprise and the Departments Chief Information Security Officer.

Work continues to engage the military Services in their defense industrial base and supply chain cybersecurity challenges and develop options to diversify funding streams to secure the future operations of the institute.