McVay takes expertise to industry

Although Bill McVay, deputy branch chief of the Office of Management and Budget's Information Technology and Policy Branch, is leaving government service May 30, agencies still will benefit from his expertise when he begins his private-sector work, said Mark Forman, administrator for E-Government and IT at OMB.

McVay announced last week that he will be moving on to become vice president for e-government solutions at DigitalNet Inc., a Herndon, Va.-based managed network services company.

In the Bush administration, McVay has become the top expert on business case development and evaluation, particularly the e-government and IT investment portfolio. Business case development is a key element to the President's Management Agenda, and OMB placed more than 700 IT programs on an "at-risk" list in the fiscal 2004 budget because of poor business cases.

"Bill's a great loss," Forman said. "He's a terrific analyst, a terrific capital planning strategist."

But because so much federal IT work is done through contractors, it can only help to have someone with McVay's experience in the private sector, Forman said.

McVay is not the only former federal expert at DigitalNet. In February, Debra Stouffer moved from her position as the chief technology officer at the Environmental Protection Agency to become the company's vice president of consulting services.

McVay previously served in the office of the chief information officer at the General Services Administration and in the Army.

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