Jeff Zients to Serve As Acting OMB Director

Jeff Zients will once again ascend to the role of acting OMB director, according to a blog post on OMB's website. Zients had previously stepped into that role in 2010 during the gap between Peter Orszag's and Jacob Lew's tenures as director. Otherwise, he has been serving in the roles of Deputy Director of Management and Chief Performance Officer for nearly three years.

As we noted in our blog post last year when he became acting director, Zients's experience with the "M" side of OMB is useful in the efficiency efforts that the Administration has been undertaking, like the Campaign to Cut Waste. We wish him the best of luck as acting director.