A turning point for e-government

Monday, 11 August 2003, 8:57 AM EST

When Mark Forman leaves the Office of Management and Budget, ending his gov- ernment career, he will leave the e-government initiatives and other components of the President's Management Agenda balanced between long-term success and failure.

Forman has served as the initiatives' prime mover and soul for two years, observers say, and no one knows if his successor will bring the same fire to the post.

E-government's strongest advocates are hopeful that Forman, who is leaving Aug. 15 to take a position with a young, unidentified California technology firm, has done enough — that the projects he has started and the mind-set he has fostered can be sustained.

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