The nation has its first chief performance officer. The Senate confirmed Jeffrey Zients’ nomination Friday. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag welcomed his new deputy for management with this blog post. Now we wait to see what changes Zients will bring to federal performance management. He’s had a successful track record imbuing positive performance into private sector companies through his work at the Corporate Executive Board Company and the Advisory Board Company.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved two nominations today: Martha Johnson, to be administrator of the General Services Administration. Rand Beers, to be under secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Homeland Security Department. Both now face confirmation by the full Senate.