Thursday, June 13, 2024

Breaking Down The Current State of Federal Technology and Digital Modernization

In this episode, ICF’s Chief Technology Executive, Mark Lee, and Chief Technology Officer, Kyle Tuberson, discuss the current state of federal technology and digital modernization initiatives, and predictions on where efforts will evolve in the near future. To inform the discussion, Mark and Kyle share findings from a recent report published by ICF that uncovers common pain points throughout the modernization process, and how agencies can overcome them, tapping into trends such as upskilling, product management, the role of a Chief Data Officer, and the power of unified communication, among other key topics.

Mark Lee

Chief Technology Executive

As the chief technology executive, Mark strengthens ICF’s technology solutions and drives the company’s overall technology strategy. His team works to increase ICF’s technology capabilities and enhance corporate-wide technology procedures, systems, and partnerships to offer more value to clients and employees.

Mark’s team focuses on helping leaders think differently about how to address significant and interconnected challenges impacting society today. They provide technology, digital solutions, and advanced data and analytics tools—backed by deep domain expertise—to help clients deliver practical programs that lead to positive outcomes.

Mark previously served as the executive vice president of ICF’s public sector business and has been with ICF for nearly 30 years. He has held many leadership roles across the public sector business, including previously serving as the head of business development and the disaster management division. Prior to this, he led the climate, sustainability, environmental health, and surface transportation businesses and has extensive experience supporting a wide range of clients in addressing technology, regulatory, workforce development, and policy challenges.

An industry leader, Mark was recognized by WashingtonExec as a Top Public Sector Leader to Watch in 2020 and 2021, and he received a 2022 Longevity Award for his career trajectory at ICF. Mark is also an executive committee member for the Professional Services Council.

Mark holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Kyle Tuberson

Chief Technology Officer

Kyle Tuberson is ICF’s chief technology officer. He has over 20 years of technology consulting experience in the areas of data visualization, geospatial analytics, data management, and data science. In his role, Kyle builds teams that use data to create innovative solutions to difficult business challenges. This includes helping clients evolve their cultures toward embracing digital adoption, better leverage data and scale enterprise technology for greater impact, enable faster development cycles, accelerate innovation through repeatable frameworks, and more.

Kyle’s team leads initiatives that focus on providing IT modernization services to the government and to industries such as healthcare and energy. These services include IT modernization, cloud computing, machine learning, internet of things (IoT), geospatial analytics, data visualization, and more. By applying data science and data visualization techniques to drive impact, they have helped ICF’s clients reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve access to healthcare in emerging markets, and prevent fraud with government programs.

Kyle was recognized by WashingtonExec as a Top Chief Technology Exec to Watch in 2023. He is also a 2018 Federal 100 award winner.

Kyle holds a master’s in technology management from George Mason University and a bachelor’s in management information systems from George Mason University. He was also awarded the CIO University Certificate in Federal Executive Competencies by the Federal CIO Council.

ICF is a global advisory and digital services provider with approximately 8,000 full- and part-time employees. Not a typical consultancy, ICF business analysts and policy specialists work hand-in-hand with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. ICF combines unmatched industry expertise with technology to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future.


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