Tag Archives: Jeffrey Zients

White House: Zients Will Lead Federal Reorganization

In a blog posting Sunday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer announced federal Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients will lead the administration’s efforts on reorganizing the federal government — a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address last week. “The fact is that we …

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OMB to Agencies: Get a Move on the Cloud

The Office of Management and Budget is done prodding, poking and coaxing agencies about moving to cloud-computing platforms. In a broad overhaul of federal IT management announced last week, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said it’s now time to begin acting. The new “cloud-first strategy” is not an abstract …

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OMB IT Reform Plan: Back to Basics

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra announced the government’s sweeping overhaul of federal IT reform at a White House briefing today. But don’t call the government’s next step a radical, new approach. For Kundra and the Office of Management and Budget, it’s all about going back to the basics. Or, …

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Zients Touts Flexible IT Budgeting Successes

Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients touted new IT budgeting strategies at the Department of Veterans Affairs at a roundtable on federal IT earlier this month. Now, Zients, who is also the federal chief performance officer, says he would like to apply the two-year funding schedule to …

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Agencies Must Think ‘Cloud-first,’ Zients Says

Coming hot on the heels of the administration’s announcement of a new approach to federal IT procurement, officials also announced a new “cloud-first” strategy, which some observers see as the administration’s most significant stamp of approval yet on web-based computing. Speaking at the Northern Virginia Technology Council on Nov. 19, …

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Lew Confirmed to Head OMB after Months of Senate Stall

After months of Senate stall tactics, Jacob “Jack” Lew was confirmed Thursday night by a voice vote to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. Lew, who previously served as OMB director in the Clinton administration and is now deputy secretary of state, was selected by …

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