Horace Blackman, formerly chief information officer and information technology support service director at the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ central office, has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as vice president of health and life sciences.
He joined the VA in 2008 and is also a 20-year veteran of information technology strategy planning in the private sector, Lockheed said Monday.
Blackman’s other roles at the VA have included senior adviser to the assistant secretary for information technology and the undersecretary for benefits.
Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s IS&GS civil business, said Blackman’s team at the company works to protect healthcare and personal data; help clinical research clients apply genomics and data analytics; and support claims processing and disability examinations for millions of veterans.
At Lockheed, he will lead a team that works with federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the Department of Health and Human Services; the Social Security Administration; the Food and Drug Administration.
He is a recipient of a Federal Computer Week 2014 Federal 100 Award and was selected to ComputerWorld’s list of the top 100 IT leaders in 2013.