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VanRoekel to lead OMB's management team

May. 21, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By NICOLE BLAKE JOHNSON   |   Comments
OMB's director has asked U.S. Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel to lead OMB's management team on an interim basis.
OMB's director has asked U.S. Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel to lead OMB's management team on an interim basis. (Thomas Brown/Staff)

Steven VanRoekel will lead the Office of Management and Budgetís management team, following the departure of OMBís No. 2 official this month.

ď[OMB] Director [Sylvia] Burwell has asked U.S. Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel to lead OMBís management team on an interim basis until a new deputy director for management is confirmed,Ē OMB spokeswoman Ari Isaacman Astles confirmed in an email. VanRoekel, however, will continue serving as federal CIO and administrator of the Office of E-Government and Information Technology.

VanRoekel was named federal CIO in 2011 and has served as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission and in an executive director position at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He will fill in for Jeff Zients, who stepped down as OMBís deputy director for management on May 1, about a week after the Senate confirmed Burwell as OMB director.

Meanwhile, Deputy Controller Norman Dong has been tapped to lead OMBís Office of Federal Financial Management for now, although he will not serve as acting OMB controller. The previous OMB controller who headed that office, Danny Werfel, was named acting IRS commissioner last week.

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