Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office
Thursday - 7/10/2014, 4:25pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office, completing a second-term Cabinet shuffle.
In his new job, Shaun Donovan will be responsible for preparing Obama's annual budget request and reviewing proposed agency regulations before they become final.
"His leadership will be critical, because while we have made progress on our budget challenges, there is still work to be done," said the head of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Donovan's nomination drew opposition from the committee's top Republican, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who said Donovan was unqualified and hadn't proved he understood fiscal and budgetary issues.
"It would seem that Mr. Donovan was chosen because he has good people skills and is politically loyal and would defend the administration's goals and priorities," Sessions said.
By a 75-22 vote, the Senate approved shifting Donovan from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Office of Management and Budget.
"Today's bipartisan vote ensures the dedicated professionals at OMB will have a proven, effective leader to build on the progress we've made," Obama said.
The Cabinet shuffle began when Kathleen Sebelius stepped down as health secretary and was replaced by the president's budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
The incoming housing secretary is San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday.
Donovan worked at HUD during the Clinton administration and later was commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.