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Beth Cobert to be Nominated OMB Deputy Director; Sylvia Burwell Comments

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Beth Cobert, a senior partner and director at McKinsey & Co., will be nominated by President Obama to serve as the Office of Management and Budget‘s next deputy director for management, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Jason Miller writes Steven VanRoekel, U.S. chief information officer, has assumed the role on an acting basis since Jeff Zients stepped down in May.

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell said in a statement that Cobert has almost three decades of experience working with government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations on strategic programs for the healthcare, legal, real estate, telecommunications and financial sectors, according to the report.

“Within McKinsey, Beth has been a champion for people development and initiatives to support women’s advancement to leadership positions,” Burwell added.

President Obama appointed Sloan Gibson to serve as deputy secretary for the Veterans Affairs Department, Miller writes.

Federal News Radio reports the President also endorsed Jo Ann Rooney as the Navy‘s undersecretary and Heather Higginbottom as the State Department‘s deputy secretary for management and resources.

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