20 Years Later: Mark Forman Reflects on his Experience as first Federal CIO

DIS is thrilled to have the expertise of Mark Forman, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Optimization and Transformation, on our executive leadership team. In a recent article Mark wrote for FCW, he reflects on 20 years of experience in the federal IT space. He provides insight into creating a citizen-centered government by engaging, collaborating, and making fact-based decisions. 

“Twenty years ago today, I began work as the first Federal CIO, although my title was different. The position of a federal Information Technology (IT) leader, under the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, was supposed to have been the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget. By the end of 2000, however, as billions were spent on modernization to address Y2K and the dotcom era was driving new citizen-centered service delivery models, it was widely accepted that the U.S. needed to appoint an official responsible for making the U.S. a global leader in e-government. That was the job I took on. Two decades later, some clear lessons have emerged about the role and what should be done to it in the future….” 

Read the full article, It was 20 years ago today…, on fcw.com.