OMB names Labor’s Law to lead e-gov subcommittee

OMB names Labor’s Law to lead e-gov subcommittee

The Office of Management and Budget yesterday tapped the deputy secretary of the Labor Department to be chairman of the President’s Management Council’s e-government subcommittee. It’s the second time a Labor deputy secretary has been named to the job.

Steven J. Law replaces Samuel Bodman, who became the Energy Department secretary earlier this week.

The Senate confirmed Law as Labor deputy secretary in December 2003. He replaced Cameron Findlay, who also was the PMC’s e-government subcommittee chairman. Findlay returned to private law practice in May 2003.

As subcommittee chairman, Law oversees the e-government part of the President’s Management Agenda. The subcommittee deals with funding, disagreements and overall direction of federal e-government efforts.

“Steven Law has helped make the Department of Labor a leader among federal agencies in focusing on performance and results,” said Clay Johnson, OMB’s deputy director for management. “Steven will exert his leadership within the management council to promote and expand the benefits of e-government across the federal government and among our citizens.”

At Labor, Law is the chief operating officer of a department that has 17,000 employees and a budget of $72.6 billion. He directs the agency’s senior executive team, manages budget and policy development, congressional and public affairs, and strategic planning.

Before becoming deputy secretary, Law was chief of staff for Labor secretary Elaine Chao. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and worked on the Hill as counsel to the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee.

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