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Evan Lee
Vice President, Strategy and Modernization

Evan Lee is vice president of IT modernization at ICF. In this role, he leads strategy and digital transformation efforts for our federal clients. Evan is intimately familiar with the federal IT space—prior to joining ICF, he served as the chief technology officer for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG). 


In his public sector career, Evan was responsible for helping HHS-OIG adopt proven industry IT practices and modern technologies to enhance mission capabilities in fighting fraud, waste, and abuse in the $1.3 trillion HHS portfolio. Evan’s focus was to establish digital service; implement federal mandates for IT modernization, data accountability and transparency; and develop a modern workforce. In less than two years, Evan led teams to rapidly and successfully deployed a secure and compliant multi-cloud hybrid infrastructure—which enabled modern descriptive analytics, high-performance computing, and machine learning-based predictive analytics. This platform significantly increased the healthcare fraud detection capabilities and played a part to enable some of the largest fraud takedowns by HHS-OIG, recovering billions of dollars.  Prior to this, Evan served as the chief architect for the Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts, where he led efforts to modernize legacy systems, implement Agile transformation, and adopt cloud computing.


Evan has also led multiple cloud, DevOps, and digital services-related efforts throughout the Department of Homeland Security. Evan’s team deployed the first fully functional DevSecOps platform in Amazon Web Services for the award-winning myUSCIS program at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The program was featured with President Obama at SXSW 2016 and TED Talks 2016 as the model for delivering modern digital government services. Before joining the government in 2012, Evan was the vice president of technology for a successful startup that focused on developing personality, cognitive, and attitude assessments for hiring, training, and employee development. Evan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from George Mason University and a master’s degree in IT management from Capella University.