Unisys hires former E-Gov administrator

Mark Forman, considered the first federal chief information officer, becomes the global head of Unisys Public Sector.

Mark Forman, the former administrator of the Office of E-Government and IT — the position now known as the federal chief information officer — has joined Unisys Corp., the company announced Wednesday.

Forman brings 30 years of experience to Unisys, where he will lead the company’s public sector business. This is actually his second stint with the company. He served as vice president of e-business at Unisys before joining government in 2001.

“Governments around the world must respond to an increasing array of complex issues that transcend borders, while meeting citizens’ expectations for increased quality of services and efficiency,” Forman said. “Unisys is well positioned to be the global leader in addressing these needs, and I look forward to accomplishing this by building on Unisys’s strong competencies and technology in justice, law enforcement, border security, social services and other core government mission areas.”


Forman is best known for his efforts to modernize the federal IT infrastructure, including the so-called Quicksilver initiatives that focused on making agencies more citizen-focused, as well as efforts to consolidate IT purchasing and the introduction of business case justifications for agency IT budgets.

Most recently, Forman was vice president of IT services and cloud solutions at Engility Corp., formerly known as TASC Inc. Forman has also held senior leadership positions at KPMG and IBM, and co-founded and led his own cloud computing and IT consulting companies.

Forman is a member of multiple boards and advisory councils and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2013, the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council honored him with the prestigious Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award for his contributions to the federal IT community.

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