Tag Archives: Jeffrey Zients

SAVE Awards 2010: Vote For Most Innovative Federal Penny-Pinching

With budget cutting on federal minds everywhere, the White House announced the finalists in the Securing Americans’ Value and Efficiency award, celebrating its second year. The contest, which garnered 18,000 submissions, seeks suggestions from federal workers on how the federal government can save money while at the same time work …

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Kundra Plans Next-Gen Social Security Administration

There were glimmers of what’s to come on the IT front from federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra at the Excellence in Government conference on Nov. 1, according to FederalNewsRadio. In the wake of across-the-board federal IT reform and restructuring, Kundra also hinted at a new focus for IT expansion …

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Zients Says Gov’t Working to Stop Payments to Deceased

In the wake of revelations that the federal government had mistakenly or improperly paid almost $1 billion to deceased people over 10 years, Director Deputy of the Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients took to the blogosphere to detail new methods to curb improper payments. “Whether the budget is …

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Performance.gov Now Postponed.gov?

The Office of Management and Budget is using the new online portal Performance.gov to track quarterly federal agencies’ progress on a number of goals. But the site, which is currently open to federal employees, is having a slow- go on its aim of becoming available to the general public sometime …

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How to Save a Trillion Dollars? Top Techies Offer Tips

Top tech CEOs gave the Obama administration some advice on how to save money — $1 trillion in 10 years—by using IT more efficiently, according to a report in InformationWeek. The leaders of six tech firms, including IBM and Dell, presented their report “One Trillion Reasons” on Wednesday to the …

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OMB’s Jeffrey Zients Details ‘Best Practices’ Progress

To reform the nation’s capital, improve performance and cut costs, the White House in January hosted a forum where 50 CEOs across various sectors and different-sized businesses shared their insight on how to take the best practices of the private sector on increasing efficiency and effectiveness and apply them to …

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Discovering What Works is Critical, Says Zients

Before former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag stepped down from his post last Friday, he issued one last memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. The memo outlined the process for conducting high-priority evaluations of government programs. Until Jack Lew is confirmed, Acting …

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Zients to Serve as OMB Acting Director

As OMB Director Peter Orszag steps down today, it has been announced Jeffrey Zients will assume his post until the new director is confirmed. Zients is currently OMB’s deputy director for management and the first federal chief performance officer. His post will be taken over by Rob Nabors, who is …

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