Executive Vice President of Public Sector, ICF
Mark Lee is proud of the work his team is doing to help public sector clients meet their critical missions, especially in public health and digital transformation.
“This year, we continued to play an important role in the federal response to COVID-19 and other major public health issues,” Lee said. “We’re bringing cutting-edge technology capabilities to new and longstanding clients to help move them off of outdated legacy platforms and into agile environments, and increasingly solving existing problems by leveraging the power of new technologies.”
Plus, ICF’s public health and digital transformation experts are working to modernize critical public health surveillance systems to provide public health agencies, providers and citizens with better access to up-to-date information so they can make important health decisions.
The public health infrastructure has been neglected for a while, and we’re now seeing the consequences of that, including information-sharing that can’t be done quickly or securely between agencies or with citizens, Lee said.
“And the agencies have a hard time making decisions without immediate access to the most up-to-date information,” he added. “Modernizing our public health surveillance systems and leveraging emerging technologies are key to addressing this gap.”
This year alone, ICF has expanded its work with the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration for Children and Families, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
For the remainder of this year and next, Lee’s team will continue to guide public sector clients on their digital transformation journeys. His team is also focused on the people component of these transformations, which includes training and helping develop their workforces to understand and embrace transformation initiatives to better engage with each other and their citizens.
Lee has been a key catalyst behind ICF’s efforts to bolster the effectiveness and impact of public services at a time when agencies need it most, said John Wasson, ICF president and CEO.
“His team has been at the forefront of our efforts to combat COVID-19 and has played a key role in building out our technology capabilities in areas such as IT modernization, digitization, and cybersecurity,” Wasson said of Lee. “An entrepreneur at heart, Mark has also made significant contributions to our culture with a growth-oriented and ‘people first’ leadership style that exemplifies ICF’s unique values.”