*** Neera Tanden, the president and CEO of the think tank Center for American Progress, will be named by President-Elect Joe Biden to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget. That puts Tanden in charge of the management directorate including the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the federal CIO shop and the U.S. Digital Service, in addition to critical budgeting duties. The position requires Senate confirmation. OMB is poised to become one of the first agencies to reclassify much of their workforce under the Schedule F designation, and Biden's pick to lead the agency may have to deal with the aftermath of a staffing shakeup. There are multiple legislative efforts to block the implementation of Schedule F.
*** Chris Krebs, the former top cybersecurity official who was fired by President Trump after warning Americans to reject unfounded conspiracy theories about voter fraud, talked about the elections, his time at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
"Look…we can go on and on with all the farcical claims alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots," Krebs said on a portion of the interview broadcast on Nov. 27. "The recounts are consistent with the initial count, and to me, that's further evidence, that's confirmation that the systems used in the 2020 election performed as expected, and the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote."
Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 2:34 AM