SDFM hosts the Federal CFO Academy through a partnership with McKinsey & Company Center for Government. This event brings together aspiring federal CFOs in the national security sector to discuss becoming a strategic thought partner, identifying effective trade space, digitizing the finance/accounting function, and growing financial management talent for the future. This event is open by invitation only.

Attendees have benefited by hearing from first-hand experience with speakers such as Stacy Marcott, CFO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Tom Harker, former Secretary of the Navy (Acting); Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller/CFO (Acting); and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller); and Jonathan Moak, former Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller).