Over the last five decades, Israel Feldman has seen professional success in information technology, government, training, and publishing. In the private sector, he worked in programming, systems analysis, and project management for Honeywell, UNIVAC, the MITRE Corporation, and the Computer Command and Control Corporation. During his 10 years in senior government service, Feldman became chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now Health and Human Services), overseeing a budget of more than $500 million. He also served as the senior information technology planning and budget officer for the United States Postal Service and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In other federal roles, Feldman worked on President Carter's task force to modernize federal information technology and was elected chairman of the Interagency Committee on Government Information.
In the field of training, Feldman founded several prominent organizations: the Contemporary Systems Corporation, providing executive systems analysis training; the U.S. Professional Development Institute, developing seminars and conferences; the Government Computer Expo trade show; the E-Gov trade show; and The Feldman Group, focusing on business process reengineering. Feldman's publishing accomplishments include the founding of Government Computer News (GCN), Enterprise Re-Engineering, and E-Gov Journal, three influential information technology publications. He also was inducted into the GCN Hall of Fame.
Feldman earned his BS in electrical engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, where he was named Fellow of the University and received an honorary doctorate. He still serves on the school's board of governors. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Feldman earned an MS in industrial management. He is chairman emeritus of the Industry Advisory Council, an organization he founded that now represents about 500 federal information technology vendors. He also serves as Fellow at the Council for Excellence in Government and on the Tower Club's board of governors.