Visiting Fellow
The IBM Center for The Business of Government

Margie is a Visiting Fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government.  Margie’s work with the Center will be informed by her track record of experience and expertise.  She is the former Deputy Federal CIO for the Office of Management and Budget. 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. In her previous role, Margie worked to improve the way Government delivers results and technology services to the public. She drove elements of the President’s Management Agenda; IT Modernization, Data as a Strategic Asset and Workforce of the 21st Century. 

Previously, Margie served as the Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the 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 private sector experience in the management consulting industry, where she held executive positions and also 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.   Margie also serves as a Senior Advisor to IBM’s Federal Services practice, and a member of IBM’s Former Government Executives Council.

Margie has also held numerous industry leadership positions, including past President of the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT) and recent election as the Executive Vice Chair and next year 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 holds a M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia.