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Burwell appoints new manager to revamp

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell appointed a new high-level operations manager to closely supervise the online portal to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. She also announced that she's hiring a CEO and a technology leader to specifically handle all aspects of the health law's coverage expansion.

Tags: HHS , , Technology , management

Saturday - 06/21/2014, 03:46am EDT

Senate confirms Obama's new health secretary

Tags: Senate , people , HHS

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Elise Viebeck, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Head of the Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell has a tough road ahead if she's lucky enough to be confirmed as the next Health and Human Services secretary. President Barack Obama tapped her last week to replace Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell will go from the small, inside-the-White-House agency to a sprawling institution that, with Obamacare, is in the eye of the political storm. Elise Viebeck, staff writer at The Hill Newspaper, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that Burwell will face five big challenges.

Tags: Elise Viebeck , The Hill , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 09:49am EDT

Burwell nominated to succeed Sebelius as HHS secretary

President Barack Obama has nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the current head of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius' resignation comes just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Tags: Kathleen Sebelius , Health and Human Services , people , OMB , management

Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:00pm EDT

OMB pushes agencies to open up more data to improve programs

OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell sent a memo to agency leaders outlining six steps they must take to make administrative information about everything from grantees to contractors to anything that is collected for the purpose of carrying out the basic administration of a program, such as processing benefit applications or tracking services received, more available internally and externally.

Tags: management , Open government , transparency , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:43am EST

The curious case of Jeff Zients' changing title

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters this week President Barack Obama has asked Acting OMB Director Jeff Zients to stay on until his successor is named. But for about the last six months, Zients was not the acting OMB director because his initial interim role quietly expired last year.

Tags: Jeff Zients , Jay Carney , OMB , people , budget , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 04:12pm EDT

Obama nominates next heads of EPA, Energy

President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.

Tags: Gina McCarthy , EPA , OMB , Ernest Moniz , Energy , President Barack Obama , people

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:10am EST
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