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GSA head Johnson resigns, two other officials fired in wake of 'over the top' conference spending

The head of the General Services Administration resigned from her post Monday and two other officials were fired amid an investigation into excessive spending at a 2010 training conference.

Tags: Martha Johnson , GSA , Richard Peck , Stephen Leeds , Dan Tangherlini , people , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/02/2012, 06:12pm EDT

Obama to name Zients acting OMB director

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.

Tags: Jeffrey Zients , OMB , people , management , budget ,

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 05:24pm EST

Pitfalls ahead for potential OMB successors?

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.

Tags: OMB , Jeffrey Zients , Heather Higginbottom , budget , Congress , people , Grant Thornton , Robert Shea , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:43pm EST

New chief of staff a low-key, long-time insider

Tags: Barack Obama , OMB

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:30pm EST

OMB's Jack Lew to take over as White House chief of staff

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.

Tags: OMB , people , William Daley , White House , Heath Higginbottom , Jeffrey Zients , Jack Moore

Monday - 01/09/2012, 04:25pm EST

Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , supercommittee , Congress , House , Senate , OMB , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST

Agencies cut improper payments by $18 billion

Most of the fiscal 2011 reductions came from the departments of Education, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The administration also announced new steps aimed at improving how agencies use suspension and debarment to deal with unreliable contractors and grant recipients.

Tags: Improper payments , contracting , management , financial management , HHS , USDA , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid , education , OMB , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:36pm EST
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