President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon’s personnel and policy chiefs and the department’s chief weapons buyer.
The White House has announced Jeffrey Zients will serve as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget when current director Jack Lew steps down next month to become White House chief of staff.
After spending four months as a fellow at Harvard, Vivek Kundra becomes the executive vice president for emerging markets at the cloud computing services company.
Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton and former associate director for administration and government performance at OMB, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the leadership changes at OMB as they unfold so close to budget time.
The Air Force has announced Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, will retire as the service’s chief information officer at the end of July. Taking over for Lord, who was named chief of warfighting integration and the chief information officer in July 2009, will be Lt. Gen. Michael Basla.
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob ”Jack” Lew will take over as White House chief of staff, as William Daley, the current top aide to the President, has announced his departure.
Appalachian Regional Commission Inspector General Hubert Sparks has tried to retire twice, but keeps coming back to government. After 43 years, this will be his last, Sparks said.
Davita Vance-Cooks became the acting public printer, making her the first female to fill the top position at the Government Printing Office.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Alan Bersin had been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the department’s first assistant secretary of international affairs. Bersin, who served as the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection in a recess appointment, resigned last month after Congress adjourned without voting to confirm his appointment.
Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she’s tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.
The director of the National Cyber Security Division is going to work for Raytheon. Dean has been the director of NCSD for three years. She is the fourth senior DHS cyber official to announce they are leaving this year, Federal News Reports in this exclusive report.
Terry Weaver plans to leave government service Jan. 3 and start her own Section 508 consulting firm.
Senate leaves town without confirming nomination of 26th public printer. Boarman is unclear why his nomination has stalled.
Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt has been placed on a leave of absence after a drunk driving charge this weekend.