OMB’s McVay leaving for the private sector

William McVay, deputy branch chief in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Policy, is leaving government to take a position with DigitalNet Inc. of Herndon, Va., as of May 30.

McVay on June 9 will become the vice president for E-Government Solutions and add to its cadre of former federal IT executives.

He joins Debra Stouffer, former chief technology officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, in populating the information and communications technology company’s federal IT consulting practice.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me,” McVay said. “[OMB Office of E-Government and IT administrator] Mark Forman has said from the beginning that if we do e-government correctly, it will be a partnership with industry. This company is giving me a great opportunity to be a part of that partnership from the industry standpoint.”

McVay, who has been with OMB since 1999, is the team leader for agency implementation of enterprise architecture, capital planning and business case justification, IT performance management, implementation of the Clinger-Cohen Act and IT budget requests.

Over the past two years, McVay has come to be seen as the business case guru as OMB has emphasized that agencies must better validate their IT investments.

Before coming to OMB, he worked for the General Services Administration for six years in the Office of the CIO, worked in private industry and served in the Army.

In his new position, McVay’s job will change little. He will consult with agencies and the private sector on enterprise architecture, business cases, business process re-engineering, IT management and e-government projects, he said.

“It was a very difficult decision for me,” he said. “I absolutely believe in what Mark [Forman] and the Office of E-Government is doing. I’ve worked with some of the brightest and hardworking people on the e-government work and I will certainly miss them. But I will be in touch.”

McVay said he does not know who will replace him, but he imagines much of his work will be distributed throughout the office in the meantime.

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