Horace Blackman serves asÂ vice president of health and life sciences for Lockheed Martinâ€™s information systems & global solutions business, where he leads a team of more thanÂ 1,900 employeesÂ that work withÂ federal healthcare agencies.
His team supports customers such as 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; and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Blackman joined Lockheed in March of this year after a stint at the VAÂ in roles such asÂ CIO and director of IT support service for the VA’s central office, as well as senior adviser to the VA’s assistant secretary for information technology and undersecretary for benefits.
Prior to theÂ VA, he spent 20 years in the private sectorÂ and held roles such asÂ director of healthcare services for HPTi; management consultant in the communications media and technologies practice at Booz Allen Hamilton; and program manager for interactive marketing at AOL.
Blackman holds an M.B.A. degree in management from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a bachelorâ€™s degree from George Mason University, where he double majored inÂ American studies and English.