VP, Digital Government Strategy
Mark Forman is vice president of digital government strategy for SAIC. In this role, he is responsible for is leveraging deep domain expertise across the SAIC solutions portfolio to provide digital solutions important to U.S. Federal government clients. This includes data analytics, applications modernization, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native. He also co-chairs the SAIC CARES Solutions Task Force.
Forman is an accomplished thought leader with more than 30 years of professional work experience in industry and government, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, the Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining SAIC in 2020 as part of its acquisition of Unisys Federal Systems, Forman was global industry vice president and global head of Unisys Public Sector. In that role, he designed and implemented the successful repositioning of Unisys as a global provider of solutions for Digital Government, Justice, Law Enforcement, Border Security, and Social Services. During his tenor, the Public Sector teams grew rapidly in both new clients and base business expansion, achieving nearly $1 billion in new contracts.
Before joining Unisys, Forman was vice president for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. This work included building a high quality team of consultants and engineers that developed IT Modernization Roadmaps, a modern IT governance framework, and deployed the Federal Emergency Management Agencies first hybrid cloud environment.
Forman is past President and Co-founder of Government Transaction Services, Inc. which was established in 2010 to be the leading provider of cloud-based business process and transaction services enabling interaction with the federal government. Forman left KPMG LLP in January 2011, where he was a Principal/Partner and the Practice Leader of KPMG’s Federal Performance and Technology Advisory Practice. In this role, Forman created a rapidly growing organization of about 170 consultants assisting federal agencies in business transformation initiatives.
From 2001 through 2003, Forman was the first administrator for E-Government and IT at the Office of Management and Budget, where he instituted most of the Federal IT budgeting and governance processes in use today. From 1997 to late 2000, Forman was a principal in IBM Global Services where he went from leading a federal government practice to creating and growing the national Public Sector e-Business Consulting Services, which he then extended to IBM’s Global Public Sector e-Business Strategy Services practice.
From March 1990 through February 1997, he was a lead staff member in the U.S. Senate for legislative reforms in place today including: Defense and government-wide management, major acquisition programs, and IT and weapons acquisition. He also conducted oversight and investigations on horror stories in major government projects.
Forman holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public policy analysis from University of Chicago. He currently serves on the Social Security Administration Advisory Board IT Panel and previously served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc. and the Advisory Board for PureEdge prior to their acquisition by IBM.