2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Jeffrey Zients

Jeff Zients

Name: Jeffrey Zients
Title: Adviser on HealthCare.gov Improvement
Agency: Executive Office of the President

Mr. Fix-It. Zients, who now directs the National Economic Council, established a reputation for results-oriented management while at the Office of Management and Budget. When HealthCare.gov floundered, his leadership was instrumental in getting a critical -- and critically dysfunctional -- IT project back on track. When Congress asked, "Why didn't HealthCare.gov have a Jeff Zients all along?" it stressed how vital he was to the effort. Zients' willingness to step into that breach is exactly the sort of public service that the Federal 100 awards were created to recognize.

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