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DorobekINSIDER: DC snowpocalypse delays swearing in ceremony for GSA’s Johnson

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DC’s snowpocalypse has delayed the swearing in ceremony for GSA’s newly confirmed administrator Martha Johnson. The DorobekINSIDER told you last week that the swearing in ceremony was scheduled to be Tuesday at 2p ET at GSA HQ. But given that there is yet another storm eying the Nation’s Capital, GSA officials have decided to delay that ceremony to Thursday, Feb. 11 at 2p ET at GSA HQ.

The note to staff:

Martha Johnson Swearing-In Moved to Thursday Good Afternoon GSA

Due to the inclement weather in and around the Washington, D.C. metro area we have decided to postpone our welcoming for Martha Johnson. The
Swearing-In Town Hall event has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 2 p.m. For employees in Central Office, we will continue to keep you updated on details for attending the event. For employees in the regions, we will be sure to update you on how to watch the ceremony on InSite.

Thank you for your patience!

Frankly, I’m not sure what Johnson is able to do pre-swearing in — whether that is a formality. I’ve asked, but if you know…

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February 8, 2010 at 4:55 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Welcome to the new GSA administrator, Martha N. Johnson

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We’ve been following the saga forever, but the vote finally happened Thursday afternoon — we had it live as it happened on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris — the Senate first voted to close debate on the Johnson nomination … and then proceeded to confirm Martha N. Johnson as the new administrator of the General Services Administration.

We hear that the swearing in ceremony will take place Tuesday, February 9th at 2p at GSA headquarters. (I’m working on official confirmation, but… this is the word at the moment.)

One curious note: When the vote was first taken, it was 94-2 — four senators (Coburn, Benett, Isaskson and Hutchinson) did not vote — and two senators, Jim Bunning and Jeff Sessions, voted against. But the officially tally as posted by the Senate’s Web site shows a 96-0 vote. I’m not sure how that works, exactly. And, ironically, Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) — the senator who had held up Johnson’s vote — voted to confirm Johnson. But that came after an impassioned floor speech.

That’s the news. Below, you’ll find Johnson’s first public comments coming from the GSA press release… Sens. Lieberman and Collins comments… and Bond’s floor speech itself…

First off, Johnson speaks out in a GSA press release:

“My priority as Administrator will be to put GSA’s expertise to work developing and executing policies and products that will create a greener, more efficient, more cost-effective, more open, and more responsible government,” Johnson added. “By building on GSA’s success thus far, we will provide a streamlined platform for our customer agencies to implement innovative technologies and solutions to decrease government operating costs and increase efficiencies in government service delivery.”

Read the full release here.

Meanwhile, Sen. Kit Bond’s floor speech about GSA and Martha Johnson, which runs about 12-minutes:

I have also pulled selective clips from Sen. Bond’s speech.

Here is Bond defending his hold – particularly after President Obama chided senators for holds for unrelated items, although he didn’t mention Bond or anybody by name. Here is the President on Tuesday:

We’ve got a huge backlog of folks who are unanimously viewed as well qualified, nobody has a specific objection to them, but end up having a hold on them because of some completely unrelated piece of business.  That’s an example … of the kind of stuff that Americans just don’t understand.

Bond says the people he is protecting are the feds in Kansas City (0:27):

Bond: Johnson’s qualifications are not in doubt (0:12)

Bond: GSA needs to do their job (0:17)

Finally, the release from Sens. Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee :

Senate Votes 94-2

WASHINGTON—Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., Thursday welcomed the confirmation of Martha Johnson to be General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator. Johnson, who was unanimously approved by the Committee on June 8, 2009, was confirmed by a vote of 94-2. Her confirmation had been blocked for six months for reasons unrelated to her qualifications.

“I am delighted the Senate has finally voted to confirm Ms. Johnson, an extremely qualified and experienced nominee, so she can begin her important work on behalf of the American people,” Lieberman said. “The hold that had been placed on her for six months had nothing to do with her qualifications or personal history. Her nomination received the unanimous support of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in June and she has overwhelming bipartisan support in the full Senate.

“We cannot continue the practice of holding nominees ‘hostage’ for parochial reasons unrelated to a nominee’s ability to do the job they’ve been they’ve been nominated for. These kinds of things anger the public and damage the Senate as an institution.

“Given her experience as a former GSA Chief of Staff, Ms. Johnson knows the agency inside and out and is prepared to hit the ground running. I am grateful that GSA will now have the stable leadership it needs.”

Collins said: “Martha Johnson has significant experience in both the private sector and the federal government. She served previously as GSA’s Chief of Staff, helping to lead that agency at a time of substantial change. Today, the GSA faces even greater challenges and demands than when Ms. Johnson served there more than eight years ago. I am confidence she will provide much-needed leadership to this agency that provides many important procurement services to the federal government.”

Yesterday on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, we spoke with Bob Woods, the president of TopSide Consulting and the former commissioner of GSA’s then Federal Technology Service. He noted that one of the challenges Johnson faces is the pent up anticipation around her nomination — there is so much hope for her, if she doesn’t walk on water, people will end up being disappointed.

I’m sure she will be getting a lot of advice in the coming days, weeks, months… and years.

DorobekInsider: Obama expected to nominate GAO’s Gordon to OFPP post — soon

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There have been all kinds of names floating around, but… expect the White House to nominate Daniel Gordon, the deputy general counsel for the Government Accountability Office, to be nominated… and possibly very soon.

Gordon will well liked and respected — and yet an interesting selection. He has focused on workforce issues, but he also serves as GAO’s ethics counselor. And it is interesting to select an OFPP administrator from the oversight community. One procurement insider tells me that he has a “brilliant mind” and that he has an “interesting background — including having served in the Israeli Army.”

Here is Gordon’s bio:

Deputy General Counsel, Government Accountability Office (GAO) July 2006 to present

Prior positions at GAO:
* Managing Associate General Counsel, (head of Procurement Law 2000-July 2006 Division, GAO’s bid protest unit)
* Associate General Counsel (deputy head of Procurement 1997-2000 Law Division)
* Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Division 1995-1997 (primary duties involved personnel law & managing administrative litigation of internal personnel matters)
* Senior attorney, Procurement Law Division 1992-1995 (adjudicating bid protests)

* Member, Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University 2002-present
* Law School (co-teaching: Formation of Government Contracts; Comparative & International Public Procurement)
* Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 1987-1992

* Court Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of 1986-1987
* Columbia Circuit Education Harvard Law School (J.D., 1986, cum laude)
* Executive editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

* Oxford University (M.Phil., 1974)
* Brandeis University (B.A., 1972, summa cum laude)

Also studied at:

* Tel-Aviv University (doctoral studies in German history) (1981-82)
* University of Marburg (Germany) (1972)
* University of Munich (Germany) (1971)
* Institute of Political Studies (Paris) (1970-71)

There have been a number of names that have been floated around… I also heard most of them — and dis-confirmed them. FCW acquisition reporter Matthew Weigelt has been tracking it fairly closely — and he has a good story assessing what people hope comes from the new OPFF administrator. And Weigelt has reported some of the names that have been making the rounds — Cathy Garman a staffer on the House Armed Services Committee, David Gragan, the chief procurement officer for the District of Columbia, and David Yarkin, president of Government Sourcing Solutions.

Again, expect an announcement… soon.

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September 29, 2009 at 9:18 AM

DorobekInsider: What’s the deal with GSA administrator nominee Johnson? The Kansas City Star finds out

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One of the key Obama administration posts still vacant is the role of GSA administrator. Of course, Martha Johnson was nominated in April, and she made it through the Senate committee in June, but her nomination has been… on hold… literally.

There have been several stories flying around — one was that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had actually pulled her name off the nomination list because, as the story goes, GSA had told agencies that the government could not travel to Las Vegas in Reid’s home state. In fact, the WSJ had this report on July 22:

Government Meeting? Stay Away From Fun City

What do Reno, Orlando and Las Vegas have in common? To some pockets of the federal government, they just seem like too much fun.

Instead, employees at some big agencies, like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are being encouraged to host meetings in more buttoned-down places such as St. Louis, Milwaukee or Denver….

Earlier this month, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, the chamber’s majority leader, expressed concern to the White House about a prohibition on government travel to resort destinations. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wrote back saying that government travel “is not focused on specific destinations,” but on cost and efficiency.

The General Services Administration, which sets the amount government employees can spend per day at each destination, has no ban on locations.

But some agencies appear to be instituting their own guidelines that dictate where events should be held.

According to an Agriculture Department employee familiar with the guidelines, the agency issued internal travel guidelines in the spring that encourage employees to hold meetings in cities that display three key attributes: a travel hub; low in cost; and “a non-resort location.” The employee said cities on the list with those three attributes included Chicago; Denver; Portland, Ore.; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; Milwaukee; Phoenix and Fort Collins, Colo.

Resort locations aren’t banned, “but you have to provide robust justification” to supervisors for approval to hold an event there, the employee said.

Read the full story here.

Apparently there never was a ban on travel to the hurting Las Vegas — although there is a lot of mis-information out there about travel.

But it appears that the hold on Johnson’s nomination is by Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), as reported Friday by the Kansas City Star:

Bond blocks GSA nominee in action tied to downtown KC federal building

The Kansas City Star

Posted on Fri, Aug. 21, 2009

Sen. Kit Bond is blocking approval of the president’s choice to lead the General Services Administration, adding pressure on Washington to approve a proposed downtown federal office building.

Bond, who has been a leader in the effort to build the estimated $175 million project since it was first proposed in 2006, has placed a hold on the appointment of Martha Johnson.

Johnson, a former GSA chief of staff, was recommended for the post by President Barack Obama in April and was endorsed by the Senate Government Affairs Committee in June.

The GSA acts as the federal government’s landlord and also buys goods and services for federal agencies.

Bond could not be reached for comment Friday, but an aide confirmed his decision to block Johnson’s appointment.

Read the full story here.

Of course, it still is a bit remarkable that senators can put holds on nominations without having to be up front about it.

We’ll continue to track the story. One can assume that this will get resolved soon — one way or another.

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August 23, 2009 at 9:42 PM Senate approves Zients as the new chief performance officer

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The Senate Friday confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Zients to be the OMB deputy director of management and the Obama administration’s chief performance officer. The Senate Homeland Security Committee had signed off on his nomination earlier in the month. Zients replaces Clay Johnson, who served as the OMB deputy director of management during most of the Bush administration.

Zients (photo: Wikipedia)

Zients (photo: Wikipedia)

The Senate, however, did not take action on the nomination of Martha Johnson to be the administrator of the General Services Administration, the other position that we have been watching carefully. We’ve been hearing that a number of posts have been held up in a Senate squabble over the Supreme Court nomination process and when that should be scheduled.

Here are some Zients/chief performance officer resources:

* OMB director Peter Orszag posted a blog welcome to Zients.

* Federal News Radio Max Cacas was at the hearing. Hear that report here.

* Jon Desenberg, Policy Director at the Performance Institute, spoke to Francis Rose of Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose, about the role of the chief performance officer. Hear that here.

* And the DorobekInsider CTO and CPO reader.

The other posts confirmed by the Senate on Friday can be found here.

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June 22, 2009 at 9:16 AM The White House makes it official: Johnson nominated to be GSA administrator

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We told you it was coming — in fact, we hinted at it back in January, but it is now official: Martha Johnson has been nominated to be the administrator of the General Services Administration.

The notice posted by the White House at 6:28p tonight — but not on the White House Web site yet [UPDATE: The release is posted here] :

Office of the Press Secretary
April 3, 2009

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: Peter S.
Silva, Assistant Administrator for Water Programs, Environmental Protection Agency; and Martha Johnson, Administrator, General Services Administration.

President Obama said, “The dedication and intelligence that these fine public servants will bring to their respective roles gives me confidence that they will be effective and important additions to our team as we work to tackle the many challenges our nation faces.”

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals today:…

Martha Johnson, Nominee for Administrator, General Services Administration

Martha Johnson served as co-lead for the Obama Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for GSA and is the Vice President of Culture at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a role she has held since 2007. As vice president, Johnson is helping direct the change in culture within the 90,000 person corporation. From 2002 to 2007, Johnson was a vice president at SRA International where she managed a strategic consulting group that served federal clients including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor. From 1996 – 2001, Johnson was Chief of Staff at the GSA, coordinating and supporting the strategic reinvention of a 20,000 person agency from a mandatory supplier of goods and services to a competitive, supplier-of-choice. From 1993 to 1996, Johnson served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Department of Commerce, Office of the Deputy Secretary. Johnson was a Search Manager for the Office of Presidential Personnel in 1993. Before joining the Clinton Administration, she worked in a series of jobs that rounded out her business credentials in finance, marketing and diversity consulting in Human Relations management.

Martha Johnson received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1974 and her M.B.A. from Yale University in 1979.

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April 3, 2009 at 6:11 PM Martha Johnson to be nominated as GSA administrator soon — maybe today

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We’ve been through this before, but… we’re hearing — from very good and multiple sources — that the Obama administration will name Martha Johnson to be the administrator of the General Service Administration as soon as today — but certainly by Monday.

Of course, we are also hearing that GSA’s White House liason, Michael Robertson, is away on travel today, so… would the White House name somebody while that agency’s White House liaison was out of town? (Probably.)

Johnson served on the Obama administration’s GSA “parachute” team — the group that flies into agencies to do a transition assessment. And Johnson has GSA ties, serving as the GSA chief of staff during under GSA Administrator David Baram, who is widely seen as one of the best GSA administrators in some time. (It should be noted that FirstGov, which became and was originally proposed as WebGov, started under Baram and the Clinton administration. It is remarkable to see how far things have evolved. The Bush administration was wise to continue to evolve what is now A good lesson for incoming administrations — not everything the former team did was bad.)

We had been hearing that Johnson had turned down the GSA administrator post because of personal, family issues, but that apparently is not true.

Highlights of Johnson’s career from her resume on her LinkedIn profile:

* Vice President at SRA International
* Director at Touchstone Consulting Group
* Vice President at Council for Excellence in Government
* Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation

Back on May 1999, there was this article in Fast Company magazine that featured Barram and Johnson:

Here’s How GSA Changed Its Ways [Fast Company, May 1999]
Led by Dave Barram, a 24-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and a group of rank-and-file change agents, one of Washington’s stodgiest agencies is learning to be nimble — and to “thrill” its customers.

Read the full Fast Company story here.

Meanwhile, back in April 25, 2000, Baram and Johnson were on the Business of Government Hour sponsored by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. (Read it hereHere it here. MP3)

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April 3, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Some must-reads from Killefer, Obama’s performance person — in her own words

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As I mentioned yesterday, former Treasury officials Nancy Killefer was nominated by President-elect Obama as the government’s chief performance officer. She will also serve as the deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget, a position currently held by Clay Johnson. (I should note that she sits on the board of the Partnership for Public Service.)

One must read that I failed to mention yesterday and that Joel Whitaker was kind enough to send along to me on Twitter yesterday… If you want to get real insights into her thinking about government performance? On Aug. 14, 2006, Killefer and Lenny Mendonca, senior partner and chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute, where Killefer also works, wrote a column for BusinessWeek magazine headlined, Unproductive Uncle Sam: To boost performance, government needs to measure and set targets for its programs. It is based on a 25-page McKinsey white paper titled How can American government meet its productivity challenge?, which, I’m getting is getting more traffic today then it ever got before.

Both should be on all of our must-read lists given that this is the person who will likely guide how the new administration manages. And I’m hopeful because they talk about transparency — and Team Obama took a enormous step toward transparency earlier this week with the announcement that they are “exploring the idea” of creating a Web site to track where money is spent under the yet-to-be-passed gianormous economic stimulus package. [My guess is they will be talking to former OMBer Robert Shea about such a site. We did on Federal News Radio 1500 AM yesterday. Shea was the OMB’s point person on creating, which was created as a result of the Sen. Coburn-then-Sen. Obama sponsored Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. And creating this Web site, which my guess is underutilized, was no small fete. When I was at FCW, we gave Shea a 2008 Fed 100 award for getting it done at all — let alone getting it done early.]

Back to Kellener’s column — it’s interesting to note she also talks about using competition to spur performance.

An excert from the BusinessWeek column:

Competitive intensity at the industry sector level is the prime catalyst for productivity growth. It forces managers to improve performance and allows innovation to diffuse quickly across the sector.

Make no mistake, government is a sector — structured and regulated in ways that can foster or stunt productivity growth at its “firms” (agencies). And while it may not be possible to use competition in government to exert pressure to perform, Congress and the White House or state legislators and governors have plenty of tools to improve public agencies.

The most natural tool is the budget process, but the reality in Washington and many state capitals is that performance remains a secondary factor in budget decision-making. Congressmen fight for their district or their passions, and accordingly, agencies privately admit that you budget for what you can get, not what you need or deserve. Yet when government performance, or the lack thereof, is highly visible (witness the response after Katrina), everyone takes action.

That’s why we think a radical new approach to transparency of how government programs are performing is required. Only this will push Congress to exert performance pressure on government agencies. First, government should measure public productivity again and set national targets for productivity growth against which everyone can be held accountable. Next, political leaders should create a body we call “Gov-Star,” modeled after fund-rating agency Morningstar Inc., to provide completely independent measurement of government program performance; to develop comparable program data over time — between programs, between governments, and with the private sector; and to make the data and their implications clear to appropriators and citizens.

But in government, pressure without support can yield demoralization and underperformance. So we also need to adopt key transformation initiatives: incentives that allow agencies to reinvest savings to the top line of programs; the introduction of chief operating officers at public agencies, to be appointed based on management experience in government or leading corporations; and a SWAT team of management experts at the Office of Management & Budget to help lagging agencies.

It’s a long list. But if we want our government to do more and do better, we must take public management and productivity more seriously. Otherwise, citizen demands for effective government in the future will go unheeded.

There is much more out there today, but… Harvard professor Steve Kelman on his blog posts about her:

As I have written frequently in my FCW column, and sometimes in this blog, results-oriented performance measures are the public sector’s counterpart to profit as a performance measure in business firms. Managers can use performance measures to improve agency performance through their ability to focus effort, to motivate employees, and to provide feedback that can be used for learning and improvement.

There was some danger that government efforts to use performance measures to improve agency performance might not survive a transition to a Democratic administration, because some more traditional Democrats take an “everything is fine” approach to government performance and have been hesitant about the need for using performance measures (particularly if these might show that some programs aren’t working).

Obama’s commitment during the campaign was therefore a fantastic signal of a progressive approach to public management.

Read Kelman’s full post here.

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January 8, 2009 at 8:44 AM

11.30.2008 NewsBytes: Obama jobs… fiscal discipline… and an OMB director blog?

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Two stories that I read on my way back to DC (on Saturday to avoid the Sunday rush — whew!)

LAT: Obama administration jobs

Apparently there are a whole lot of people who are interested in working for the Obama administration. The transition team has received 290,000 applications, and that’s not including all the calls, e-mails andFacebook exchanges that have been flooding in to the Obama staff.

Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration [LAT, 11.28.2008]

One member of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team measures meetings by the number of resumes arriving on his BlackBerry.

Another says job-seekers have offered him tickets to Redskins football games, which he has turned down. And yet another has given his mother in Chicago “talking points” to deal with people trying to get to him by going through her.

“People are anxious to figure out every possible avenue in and want to get advice on how to do this,” said Steve Elmendorf, a Democratic lobbyist who has gotten calls asking how to break into the new administration — even though he backed Hillary Rodham Clinton during the presidential primaries.

For people on the receiving end, it’s an unrelenting daily bombardment of resumes and requests to meet for coffee.

“I think it’s wonderful that people want to serve. But for those of us who have to deal with the onslaught, it’s a little overwhelming,” said a senior official with the transition who asked not to be identified for fear it would prompt a further deluge of applicants to his in-box.

So far, the transition team has received 290,000 applications for jobs in the Obama administration through its website — — and officials believe they could wind up with 1 million job-seekers by the time Obama is sworn into office on Jan. 20.

By comparison, before President Bush took office in 2001, he received just 44,000 requests for political jobs. As former President Clinton assumed the White House in 1993, he had received 125,000 applications for jobs.

The problem is that only about 8,000 non-career service positions are available, according to the Plum Book, which lists those jobs.

Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President-elect Joe Biden, has been hearing from people he knows and from people Biden knows.

Klain is also making new friends at a rapid pace on Facebook, the social networking website. He’s up to 1,000 friends, and his Facebook page is filled with good wishes on his new assignment.

Read the rest of the story here.

WSJ: Fiscal discipline

Meanwhile, the WSJ reported last week that Team Obama is going to be looking at fiscal discipline… despite the economic stimulus plackage that is now being discussed as high as $700 billion.

Obama Pledges Discipline Even With Stimulus Outlays [WSJ, 11.26.2008, is a paid site]
President-Elect Targets Wasteful Spending As Stimulus Funds Are Set to Strain Budget

President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday emphasized his commitment to fiscal responsibility, promising that his team would strip the federal budget of all unnecessary spending to help offset large outlays expected for his planned stimulus package.

But Mr. Obama didn’t provide many specifics, and he gave little sense of how he would tackle entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security. Few experts believe the budget deficit can be brought under control without trimming spending on these programs.

President-elect Barack Obama, flanked, by Budget Director-designate Peter Orszag, left, and Deputy Budget Director-designate Rob Nabors, speaks during a news conference in Chicago.

The deficit totaled an estimated $438 billion for fiscal 2008 ended in October, and is expected to surge in 2009 due to a $700 billion government rescue package for the financial sector, among other expenditures. Mr. Obama has pledged to push for a stimulus package to create or save 2.5 million jobs soon after he takes office in January, but he hasn’t provided a cost.

“If we are going to make the investments we need, we also have to be willing to shed the spending that we don’t need,” Mr. Obama said in his second news conference in two days on the economy. “We can’t sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars on programs that have outlived their usefulness or exist solely because of the power of politicians, lobbyists or interest groups.”

It should be noted that Orszag is part of the bloggosphere. As the director of the Congressional Budget Office, he has posted to the CBO director blog.

You can read his farewell message… and more… after the break.

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November 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM Grassley likely to keep his Williams hold

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Off topic — today is the birthday of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

Grassley, of course, is the man who has a quixotic hold on the nomination of Jim Williams to be GSA administrator. Grassley’s beef, of course, is over what he believes are misdeeds of Williams to get a GSA schedule contract for Sun Microsystems. Of course, Gassley contends that Williams’ actions cost the government money. Sun has since decided to walk away from the schedule contracts, which is more likely to actually cost the government money. (Both are equally unprovable, but… fact are overrated anyway.)

Grassley’s staff sent Williams and GSA a whole slew of questions in the interest of resolving the hold that the Iowa Republican has put on Williams’ nomination.

Well, don’t look for that to be resolved any time soon.

Capitol Hill sources tell me that the Senator’s staff is still not satisified — and the letter is to come as soon as this week.

It’s too bad.

Of course, Williams was gracious enough to appear on Federal News Radio’s Daily Debrief on Monday. Hear the interview with Williams here, where we touch briefly on this subject. [.mp3]

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September 17, 2008 at 9:21 PM