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Mark Forman (Moderator)


Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 29 years of government management reform experience, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, the Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Forman is currently the CEO of Government Transaction Services, Inc. which was established in 2010 to be the leading provider of cloud-based business process and transaction services supporting organizations that do business with the federal government. Government Transaction Services’ products reduce administrative burdens and simplify interactions with government, as well provide on-line practitioner communities.

A 21st-century approach to democratizing data

The Internet has become a ubiquitous kiosk for posting information. The government’s role in collecting and disseminating data should change accordingly, argue Christopher Lyons and Mark Forman.


Why IT reforms have failed to make much difference

Government IT reforms centered on hot technologies have done little to significantly improve how agencies are delivering services to taxpayers.


The ideal CIO? Not a tech geek

Mark Forman and Paul Brubaker take issue with OMB's recent efforts to redefine the role of agency CIOs, saying they undermine the intentions of the Clinger-Cohen Act.


4 steps toward better collaboration in government

KPMG's Mark Forman identifies four changes federal agencies could make to take fuller advantage of the latest breed of collaboration software.

IT Modernization

Getting to 'yes' in the federal cloud

Cloud computing will be widely adopted and will transform the way federal agencies operate, but it won't happen until managers figure out how to exploit cloud computing models, writes Mark Forman of KPMG.

IT Modernization

A new day for IT management (again)

Former Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and information technology Mark Forman sees signs that the federal government is on the verge of embracing shared services.

IT Modernization

5 steps to making the cloud a reality

Former OMB official Mark Forman asks how much creative destruction agencies are willing to embrace.


Forman: Political appointees must be ready to lead

To be effective agents of change, political appointees have to establish risk boundaries and gain confidence fast.