Mark Forman

Mark Forman

Vice President at TASC, Inc.

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Information Technology and Services

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Mark Forman's Overview

  • Vice President, It Services and Cloud Initiatives at TASC, Inc.
  • Co-founder at Government Transaction Services
  • Member, Advisory Board at Galvan and Associates
  • Chairman at FOSE Cloud and Virtualization Advisory Committee
  • Consultant at Federal Student Aid, Department of Education
  • Member Advisory Board at Cloudcor Inc.
  • Partner at KPMG LLP

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Mark Forman's Summary

I work on major management problems facing governments and companies that work in the public sector. With a strong analytic background and world-class government experience, I have developed a unique understanding of how to apply technology and leading management practices to government agencies. I see major problems in government that can be addressed by emerging tools and technologies, and I am energized to craft solutions. I have a track record of building and executing large, impactful strategic initiatives. In the public sector, I have been involved in billion dollar transformation initiatives, such as the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and Paperwork Reduction Act. As the first Administrator for E-Government and IT (also called the federal CIO), I created the strategy and governance for using the $58 billion annual IT budget to modernize, secure, and make more responsive the federal government. In the private sector, I have built large consulting practices and restructured IT companies, such as IBM’s global public sector e-business consulting services that I created and grew from a first year single digit million dollar practice to well over $100m. I am currently working on unstructured data analytics, shared services, and cloud computing.
I am available for consulting engagements and projects to help companies with public sector strategies and initiatives.

• Executive management: leadership and team building, performance management, problem analysis and solutioning, major unit restructuring, goal setting and achievement plans, public sector positioning, investment and initiative planning
• Governance: large project management, change management, performance management and funds controls, metrics and issue identification
• Management of technology investments: capital planning and investment control, project risk assessments, and risk management
• Business Intelligence: quantitative and unstructured data analysis

Mark Forman's Experience

Vice President, It Services and Cloud Initiatives

TASC, Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Defense & Space industry

February 2014Present (8 months) Chantilly, VA

Lead TASC's efforts and offerings to civil-agency customers, especially in cloud computing and for complex IT systems. Provide executive leadership and subject matter expertise for use of technologies and cloud computing models to support strategic business transformation client initiatives across government.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Education Management industry

February 2011Present (3 years 8 months) Vienna, Virginia

Government Transaction Services provides “cloud”- based grant administration services that help federal grant recipients optimize grant spending, avoid audit traps and simplify compliance interactions with the government. Our tools provide functions and features currently unavailable on the market, and they are completely complementary to and compatible with existing ERP and grant administration systems. Our EZGrantFiling product provides electronic filing for post-award reports, as well as a records management environment to reduce the burden of assembling documents for auditors. The Optimizer with Reg-Aide simplifies compliance with government grant regulations by enabling a user to ask a question and receive just the relevant paragraph or two from the right regulations and related audit reports.

Member, Advisory Board

Galvan and Associates

Information Technology and Services industry

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Greater Chicago Area


FOSE Cloud and Virtualization Advisory Committee

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

2012 was the year of new Federal guidance and strategies requiring agencies’ use of Cloud Computing and Virtualization technologies. While new guidance continues to appear, the focus is set and 2013 has rapidly become the year for action. Agencies that have been initial adopters are accelerating their use of cloud tools, while becoming the defector mentors for agencies that have been slow to embrace the Administration’s Cloud First and related strategies. Under my leadership, the Advisory Committee worked closely with 1105 Media to create a program that provides a unique combination of specific insights on technology trends, case studies, and leading practices on planning, implementation, and benefits realization. Building on the Advisory Committee's recommendations, after each training session, FOSE attendees will be able to visit the showroom to gain more detailed insights on the projects’ approach and technologies discussed.


Federal Student Aid, Department of Education

2013February 2014 (1 year)

Facilitated internal project team in the assessment and development of an action plan under the Investment Improvement Initiative (I-3). The project was under the auspices of the FSA Chief Operating Officer and C-level executives, with a goal of improving the return on investment for FSA's nearly $1 B annual spending on IT, transaction services, and information services. The project adapted COBIT v4 and identified key transformation initiatives.

Member Advisory Board

Cloudcor Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

2010December 2011 (1 year)

Provide navigational insights into public sector cloud computing requirements and entities



Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

June 2005January 2011 (5 years 8 months)

Mark was the Practice Leader of KPMG’s Federal Performance and Technology Advisory Practice. In this role, he created a rapidly growing organization of about 170 consultants assisting federal agencies in business transformation initiatives. Mr. Forman's clients included major agencies in all three Federal customer segments, such as the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation(PBGC), Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Administration, General Services Administration, U.S. Army, and other U.S. Government entities. Mr. Forman’s teams typically provided comprehensive assessments of financial, benefits delivery, and other operational risks resulting from governance issues, with recommendations often including process, technology, architecture, and organization changes. Often, Mark's efforts led to improvements in leadership actions or Executive Committee practices.


Industry Advisory Council

20012008 (7 years)

EVP, Worldwide Services

Cassatt Corporation

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

August 2003April 2005 (1 year 9 months)

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

June 2001August 2003 (2 years 3 months) Washington, DC

As the first Administrator (aka Federal CIO), set-up the function, managed over $58 billion of federal IT investments, led the President’s effort to create a more productive, citizen-centric gov-ernment, and was responsible for the development and implementation of IT policies, including security and privacy. I established the IT investment decision-making process (using business cases) and Federal Enterprise Architecture (mission driven J2EE component re-use construct), ensuring alignment of IT spending with the country’s most pressing needs. His definition and deployment of a rigorous cyber-security improvement process raised IT security from less than 20% to about 80% in two years. Mr. Forman also successfully led several thousand IT workers in 30 cross-agency teams to implement E-Government and e-Business initiatives

Vice-President, E-Business Global Public Sector

Unisys Corp

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; UIS; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2000June 2001 (8 months)

responsible for revamping the global public–sector offerings, and restructuring strategy for Unisys adapting ot global e-business and e-government trends.

Principal, Global Public Sector E-business Strategy

IBM Global Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

March 1997November 2000 (3 years 9 months)

As a member of the Global Public Sector leadership team, he was responsible for defining strategic offerings, thought leadership, managing the matrix of geography and solutions organizations, and providing business development at strategic accounts. Prior to assuming this position, he created and led IBM's Americas Public Sector e-business Consulting Services, generating over $5 million dollars in projects during the first year. Mr. Forman's consulting practice assisted government clients in understanding how to leverage e-business and web-based technologies to achieve order of magnitude performance improvements. Mr. Forman also led consulting teams that helped clients create business cases, define strategic modernization blueprints, deploy IT management best practices, and turn around poor performing IT projects. Mr. Forman was awarded IBM certification as a Business Transformation consultant in 1999.

Professional Staff

U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee

19901997 (7 years) Washington D.C. Metro Area

This Committee is now called the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Mr. Forman was the lead Committee staff member in the U.S. Senate for major government management reforms including Defense and government-wide management, program management, and IT and weapons acquisition. He also conducted oversight and investigations on horror stories in major government projects. Mr. Forman was instrumental to the development of information policies and laws governing Federal Government agencies and practices in place today, such as: Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, Federal Acquisition Reform Act, IT Management Reform Act (aka Clinger Cohen Act), Paperwork Reduction Act, and Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).

Manager, Applied Operations Research

TASC, Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Defense & Space industry

September 1985May 1989 (3 years 9 months) Rosslyn, VA

Developed cost and operational effecitveness models and analyses in support of U.S. Army, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, and other DOD organizations. The tools were used to evaluate weapons systems and technology spending options, relative to battlefield utility, cost, and risk of achieving program objectives.

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

19831985 (2 years)

Mark Forman's Honors and Awards

  • Janice K. Mendenhall Award Leadership Award

    American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)
    • October 2013

    The Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award was given to Mark Forman for his significant contributions to the federal information technology (IT) community. Established in 2001, the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award commemorates the life of long-time civil servant Janice Mendenhall, an exceptional leader who was known for her dedication to mentoring others and strengthening government and industry relations. The award is the highest tribute bestowed upon an ACT-IAC member.


    Partnership for Public Service
    • May 2013

Mark Forman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Government
  2. Enterprise Architecture
  3. Cloud Computing
  4. Public Speaking
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Government Relations
  7. Program Management
  8. Change Management
  9. Business Strategy
  10. Public Policy
  11. Policy
  12. Executive Management
  13. Start-ups
  14. Policy Analysis
  15. Management Consulting
  16. Process Improvement
  17. Security
  18. Process Engineering
  19. Team Building
  20. Analysis
  21. Problem Solving
  22. Data Analysis
  23. Strategy Development
  24. Compliance
  25. Strategy
  26. Risk Management
  27. Business Intelligence
  28. Management
  29. IT Strategy
  30. Governance
  31. Business Transformation
  32. Leadership
  33. Business Development
  34. Project Management
  35. Business Process Improvement
  36. Training
  37. Federal Government
  38. Business Analysis
  39. Organizational Development
  40. Project Planning
  41. Performance Management
  42. Business Process
  43. Information Security
  44. Strategic Partnerships
  45. Budgets
  46. Business Process Re-engineering
  47. Integration
  48. Public Sector
  49. Consulting
  50. Information Technology

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Mark Forman's Education


Certificate, Start-up Company


This is the Kaufman Foundation training class for start-ups.

University of Chicago

Master of Arts (M.A.), Public Policy


Applied micro-economics and quantitative methods --- aka Operations Research with heavy duty number crunching and modelling skills

The Ohio State University

B.A., Economics


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