Bachelor of Science in Physics, Columbia University, 1960. Master of Science in Operations Research, George Washington University, 1978.
Staff, Federal Energy Administration, Washington, 1974-1977;
director information systems development division, The White House, Washington, 1977-1979;
director office systems development, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, 1979-1980;
deputy assistant attorney general, Office Information Technology, Department Justice, Washington, 1980-1984;
associate director information resources management, Department Navy, Washington, 1985-1987;
director Office Information Technology, VA, Washington, 1987-1994;
president, Heriot-Watt University& W., Inc., since 1994. Member ad hoc commission on recommendations to merge chemical and biological information systems National Cancer Institute, Washington. Chairman permanent commission on information technical Iternat.
Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL). Member curriculum committee USDA, advisory board computer system security and privacy United States Government. International technical committee Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Member American Federation Information Processing Socs. (national information issues panel) F C.
Married Melvin Mancher, May 27, 1962 (deceased). Children: Amy Backus, James Marc.