Federal 100: Jeffrey Zients

Jeffrey Zients
Deputy Director for Management
and Chief Performance Officer

Office of Management and Budget

The work: Sharpening the federal focus on performance management.

The impact: Zients has helped create an outcome-oriented culture in government, with a special emphasis on how IT investments can produce meaningful results.

The nuts and bolts: Zients has been tireless in promoting IT reform initiatives to improve mission effectiveness and make agencies operate more efficiently. In a period of financial austerity, he has successfully challenged agencies to accelerate efforts to consolidate IT infrastructure, transform the way IT capabilities are acquired and achieve greater efficiencies through the use of shared services.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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