Tag Archives: Jeffrey Zients

Obama Creates Advisory Board Pooling Expertise from CEOs

A new advisory board composed of private-sector CEOs who will provide recommendations about the best practices around productivity, technology and customer service was created yesterday by President Barack Obama. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orzag announced in his blog Monday that the new board will complement the President’s …

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Jeffrey Zients Mandates Improvements to USASpending.gov

In an OMB memo released Tuesday, Federal Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients mandated several improvements to USASpending.gov in accordance with a GAO report released March 12th.  The memo reads, “transparency is a cornerstone of an open government. This Administration is committed to making federal expenditures of taxpayer dollars transparent to …

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OMB to Define “Inherently Governmental”

OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy is going to release a draft definition of “inherently governmental” today, according to the Washington Post. This announcement will be published in the Federal Register and open to public comment. The draft will help answer the question which jobs should be handled by contractors …

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Zients Releases Contest Guidelines

The White House released a memo on Monday on how agencies can legally arrange contests in order to engage citizens to find new ideas on how to use technology to improve open government. The memo was from Jeffrey Zients, the Deputy Director for Management, in the Office of Management and …

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OMB Zients is “Doing What Works”

Yesterday morning, February 18th, the Center for American Progress launched a new project called “Doing What Works.” At the announcement there was an address by Jeffrey Zients, Obama’s Chief Performance Officer. In his address, Zients mentioned that the Office of Management and Budget is going to launch a new and …

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Jeffrey Zients

With 20 years of business experience, Zients has had many roles, including CEO, management consultant and entrepreneur. After being confirmed by the Senate this past summer, he was also able to add the title of the nation’s Federal Chief Performance Officer to his resume. Zients currently also serves as the …

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