Co-Founder and Board Member
Center for Internet Security
Frank writes, consults and teaches on leadership, information policy and public management issues after a career of more than 35 years in public service.
He was a co-founder and the chairman of the Center for Internet Security, a not-for-profit established "to help organizations around the world effectively manage the organizational risks related to information security ...". From 2000 to 2006 he chaired the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal advisory committee. He is a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, the Arlington County Virginia Information Technology Advisory Commission and the Social Security Commissioner’s advisory panel on Future Systems Technology.
Frank served at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for two stints totaling more than 20 years between 1970 and 1995 where he was chief of Information Policy, Deputy Associate Director for Veterans Affairs and Personnel, and Assistant Director for General Management. Among his accomplishments while a member of the information policy staff and later as its chief, he represented the Administration in negotiating and securing enactment of the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Computer Security Act of 1987 and wrote the guidelines on implementing the Privacy Act. While at OMB he was the U.S. Delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Public Management Committee (OECD/PUMA) from 1992-1995 and he chaired that committee from 1993-95. From 1977-80, he was Deputy Director of House Information Systems, the computers and telecommunications support arm of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1995-97, he served as Director of the Office of Administration of the Executive Office of the President. He was a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team serving on the OMB and White House agency review teams and the technology innovation and government reform team with particular emphasis on the performance and accountability agenda.
Frank is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and is a coach in the Partnership for Public Service excellence in government leadership fellows program.