Mark Forman Named Associate Director for Information Technology and E-Government
Washington, DC, June 14, 2001-- Office of Management and Budget Director Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. today named Mark A. Forman to serve as Associate Director for Information Technology and E-Government. In this new position within OMB and the Administration, Mr. Forman will work to fulfill the Presidents vision of using the Internet to create a citizen-centric government. As the leading federal e-government executive, he will be responsible for ensuring that the federal government takes maximum advantage of digital technology and best practices to improve quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. He will also lead the development and implementation of federal information technology policy. Mr. Forman, who is now a vice president for e-business at Unisys Corporation, will begin his work at OMB on June 25, 2001, and will report to the Deputy Director for Management (DDM).
As Associate Director for Information Technology and E-Government, Mr. Forman will oversee implementation of 21st Century information technology throughout the federal government. This includes responsibility for the e-government fund, established in the Presidents Budget to generate interagency e-government innovation. He will direct the activities of the CIO Council, which consists of federal agency chief information officers; advise on the appointments of agency CIOs; and monitor and consult on agency technology efforts. Working with the DDM, who will be the federal CIO, Mr. Forman will be responsible for a variety of oversight functions statutorily assigned to OMB.
"This must be the year in which we begin to transform the way the federal government communicates and interacts with the public by applying the tools of e-commerce. The technical skills and thorough knowledge of government Mark has gained through his private and public sector experiences make him the ideal person for this new position," said Director Daniels.
At Unisys, Mr. Forman oversees e-business and e-government initiatives for two major business units of the Corporation. He is responsible for developing and implementing e-government strategy to meet the needs of U.S. government and global public sector clients.
Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was responsible for definition and deployment of the global e-business strategy in IBM Global Services Public Sector. In this position he directed a global team responsible for delivery of business and IT consulting services in the public sector, building on IBMs North American e-government Consulting practice that he created in 1999.
Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Forman was the senior professional staff member on the majority staff of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, where he played pivotal roles in the drafting and enactment of major federal laws, including the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Information Technology Management Reform Act, and the Paperwork Reduction Act. He was also the senior advisor to the U.S. Senate on information technology issues.
Mr. Forman, 42, earned his M.A. from the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and his B.A. in Economics from the Ohio State University.