Partner, Maximus | Attain
Dr. Simon Szykman is a Partner within the Maximus | Attain division and is responsible for developing technology strategy, overseeing delivery of innovative digital transformation solutions to clients, providing thought leadership in the industry, and fostering collaborations and go-to-market strategies with the firm’s portfolio of alliance partners. He also oversees Maximus | Attain’s solutioning team, delivery excellence, and corporate certification programs, and corporate IT services.
Simon brings more than 20 years of experience in various fields related to government information technology, with diverse leadership experience that includes management of IT operations, management and execution of innovation and R&D programs, and technology policy.
Prior to joining Attain, Simon served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Commerce for over four years, after serving as CIO of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for more than three years. Before his CIO roles, Simon worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he was a Senior Policy Analyst and later, the Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology R&D. He also served as the first Director of Cyber Security R&D at the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in his career, he spent several years as a member of the technical research staff at NIST.
Simon holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Engineering Management degree from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester. With a reputation of excellence for leadership in government information technology, he has been recognized with awards including the AFFIRM Executive Leadership award in Information Resources Management, the AFCEA Bethesda Government-wide Initiatives Excellence Award for Efficiency and Value Creation, the GTRA Excellence in Efficiency Award, the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award, and the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award.