Matt Cutts Named Permanent US Digital Service Administrator, Eddie Hartwig Promoted to Deputy Administrator

Matt Cutts, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, has assumed leadership of USDS on a permanent basis, Nextgov reported Monday.

Eddie Hartwig, deputy administrator of USDS, also transitioned to the role of permanent deputy administrator after the Office of Management and Budget announced that the positions will have a term limit of two years and will no longer be political appointments.

Margaret Weichert, OMB deputy director for management, said Curts and Hartwig will help the U.S. government advance its mission to modernize citizen services as part of the President’s Management Agenda.

Cutts joined USDS in 2016 from Google, where he worked as an engineer for 17 years.

Hartwig previously served in the State Department as a foreign service officer for nearly a decade and as an adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Austria, according to the report.

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