Forman tapped for new e-gov office

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.

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