Chief Performance Officer of the United States
This article needs to be updated.(March 2017)
|Chief Performance Officer
of the United States
|Formation||June 19, 2009|
|First holder||Jeffrey Zients|
Chief Performance Officer of the United States (CPO) is a position in the Office of Management and Budget (within the Executive Office of the President of the United States), first announced on January 7, 2009, by then President-elect Barack Obama. The post concentrates on the federal budget and government reform.
The office is currently vacant.
Obama selected Nancy Killefer to be the first CPO/Deputy OMB Director for Management, but before the Senate could vote on her confirmation, she withdrew her nomination, citing a "personal tax issue" as a likely distraction for the Obama administration. Jeffrey Zients was nominated as CPO on April 18, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2009.
- Muskal, Michael (February 4, 2009). "Nancy Killefer withdraws as Obama's choice for performance officer". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- Silva, Mark (April 19, 2009). "Jeffrey Zients is Obama's pick for chief performance officer". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-19.