Forman tapped for new e-gov office
- By Diane Frank
- Mar 04, 2003
President Bush on March 4 announced his intention to appoint Mark Forman as director of the new Office of Electronic Government at the Office of Management and Budget, fulfilling a requirement of the E-Government Act of 2002.
Forman currently serves as associate director for information technology and e-government at OMB, a position Bush created in June 2001.
His responsibilities would not change significantly because the E-Gov Act's co-sponsors deliberately fashioned the language about the new office based on Forman's current position. However, the term of the new position will now outlast the Bush administration, a key consideration as agencies continue to move forward with e-government efforts.