Posts By Author: Mark Forman



About the Author

Mark Forman is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of professional 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.




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PredictSmart: Use Data, Find Answers, Fulfill the Mission

January 17th, 2020

Sometimes people only see what they want to see. The dichotomy of our times is that government collects voluminous rich data, with over 260,000 datasets being made public and many more considered too sensitive for eyes other than those with a need to know. Yet, too often, too many policy and operations decisions are made on gut instinct and political popularity rather than data.

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Cloud Smart: The Mission Is Above the Cloud

January 17th, 2020

Mark writes from his experience as vice president, digital government for Unisys Federal and in leading billion-dollar transformation initiatives in the private and public sectors. As the first U.S. administrator for e-government and IT (federal CIO), he created the strategy and governance for using the federal IT budget to modernize and secure the federal government while making it more responsive.

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State and Local Governments Are Under Attack, with Citizen Data at Risk

March 28th, 2019

Citizens are starting to question aspects of their interactions with public sector agencies in ways they had not previously. To counterbalance these concerns, it is critical to understand where and why security issues exist and take steps to proactively address and alleviate risk. Learn how you can take action today.Citizens are starting to question aspects of their interactions with public sector agencies in ways they had not previously. To counterbalance these concerns, it is critical to understand where and why security issues exist and take steps to proactively address and alleviate risk. Learn how you can take action today.

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Digital Engagement: Improving Outcomes for Foster Children

and October 11th, 2018

The opportunities for digital engagement in today’s world are endless and the child welfare field should explore every possibility. In child welfare, technology can now replace paperwork with tools that make it easier to communicate with children, capturing key information needed to understand the situation and protect those at risk. Other digital tools can make it easier to create and maintain the life records so important to the care, development and well-being of children.

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Hybrid Models are Key to Driving Innovation within Public Sector Organizations

October 10th, 2018

How can governments shift their business models—without disrupting service—to achieve efficiencies and improve services while reducing costs? The “rip and replace” initiatives of the past 15 years had very high failure rates. Recent research on large institutions, including government, indicates that the emerging models will be enabled by a technical architecture that is a hybrid of two models—analog and digital; integrating long proven, reliable data and application modules with user-design focused digital enabled business processes. This is the essential shifting from “e-government” to the era of the “digital citizen.”

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Using Technology to Aid the Opioid Crisis’ Innocent Victims

and September 11th, 2018

Fear of sharing confidential information is the most cited roadblock to using technology to address the current wave of opioid crisis. But secure information sharing happens every day in areas like national security. The crisis warrants use of equivalent cybersecurity controls to manage risk. Our nation is in a war with opioids, why not arm ourselves with every available weapon?

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