Monday, July 19, 2021
The IBM Center is pleased to announce that Margie Graves will join our team.

Margie Graves comes to the IBM Center for The Business of Government after a successful career with leading technology-focused organizations and initiatives in government, industry, and the non-profit sector. As Senior Fellow, she will focus on research, public speaking, and writing across a broad range of technology and data issues including cloud computing, analytics, emerging technology, and cybersecurity. Margie will also address these issues as the Digital Strategist for IBM’s Federal Services team, and serve as a member of IBM’s Former Government Executives Council.

Margie's work with the Center will be informed by her experience and expertise related in part to improving the way government delivers results and technology services to the public. She is the former Deputy Federal CIO for the Office of Management and Budget and 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.  Margie was also a key driver of the President’s Management Agenda on key elements including IT Modernization; Data, Accountability, and Transparency (Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset); and Workforce for the 21st Century. 

Before joining OMB, Margie served as the Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she had oversight of a $5.4 billion IT portfolio of 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, and Budget and Acquisition.

Prior to her tenure as DHS Deputy CIO, Margie was the Executive Director of the Enterprise Business Management Office within the DHS Office of the CIO, where 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 also has private sector experience in the management consulting industry, in which she worked for several global firms including ten years with A.T. Kearney.  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 with clients in the chemical, utility and healthcare services industries and held leadership positions in technology and financial management.

Margie is currently the Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), which works with the government-led American Council for Technology (ACT) for which she is former President. She is the only executive to have led both sides of ACT-IAC, the public-private partnership that brings leaders together to improve government through the effective and innovative application of technology. Margie is also a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration, and a CIO SAGE with the Partnership for Public Service.

Margie 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.