Senior Fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the IBM Partner for Digital Transformation Strategy. Margie serves as a Senior Advisor to IBM’s Federal Services practice and is a member of IBM’s Former Government Executives Council. Her work with the Center and with IBM Federal accounts will be informed by her track record of experience and expertise in the government and private sectors.
She is the former Federal Deputy CIO for the Office of Management and Budget where she worked to improve the way Government delivers results and technology services to the public. She led the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer efforts to drive value in Federal IT, deliver digital services, protect Federal IT assets and information, and develop the next generation IT workforce. She also drove elements of the President’s Management Agenda; IT Modernization, Data as a Strategic Asset and Workforce of the 21st Century.
Prior to her role as Federal Deputy CIO, Margie served as the Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the DHS Deputy CIO, she had oversight of an IT portfolio of $5.4 billion in programs. In addition, she managed the operations of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, covering the functional areas of Applied Technology, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, IT Security, Infrastructure Operations, IT Accessibility, Budget, and Acquisition.
Prior to her selection as DHS Deputy CIO, she was the Executive Director of the Enterprise Business Management Office within the DHS Office of the CIO. She developed and executed IT Portfolio strategies in alignment with the DHS mission. She also served as the Deputy Program Manager for the DHS Border and Transportation Security IT Integration Program which established the operational foundation and roadmap for consolidating and securing segments of the DHS application portfolio, data architecture and IT infrastructure.
Margie has also held numerous industry leadership positions in Nonprofit organizations, including past President of the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT) and the Executive Vice Chair and then Chair of the industry-led Industry Advisory Council (IAC). ACT-IAC is the unified organization that brings government and industry leaders together to improve government through the effective and innovative application of technology. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a CIO Senior Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE) for the Partnership for Public Service.
Margie has private sector experience in the management consulting industry, where she held executive positions and performed consulting engagements for clients. She has experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and venture capital planning, systems engineering, business process reengineering, strategic planning, and financial management. She worked for several global consulting firms including ten years with A.T. Kearney, Inc. She worked for clients in the chemical, utility, and medical services industries, and held leadership positions in technology and financial management.
Budget and Finance, Government Operations/Innovation, Homeland Security, National Security
Budgeting and Finance, Change Management, Data Analytics, Human Capital, Information Technology, Intergovernmental, Performance Measurement, Procurement and Acquisition, Strategic Planning, Working Capital Funds