Scope of the Position:

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) creates a detailed management agenda for the entire government based on the administration?s executive aims. The agenda concerns such areas as finance, information technology, and the acquisition and training of human capital. There are multiple offices that the DDM oversees to make sure that they coordinate with the administration's aims.

This position will be one of the key government-wide central management positions as the country moves into a new administration. The DDM will be tasked with ensuring that the rest of the executive branch cooperates with the aims of the incoming administration to facilitate the actions of the federal government.

Illustrative Management Challenges:

A GAO report filed in July 2016 found that [t]he Office of Management and Budget (OMB) [has] not designed and implemented controls or fully documented processes related to the review and use of agency implementation plans for the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act).1" Furthermore, "as of July 2016, OMB [has] not determined the complete population of agencies that are required to report spending data under the DATA Act and submit implementation plans to OMB." The data that the DATA Act is meant to collect is required by law. The consequence of these issues indicates that OMB is not succeeding at its job to monitor government-wide management mandates. Similarly, in a GAO report filed in May 2016, there are concerns over OMB's ability to measure the progress of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals.2 In response to the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (the Government Performance and Results Act; the full acronym now being GPRAMA), OMB has been charged with monitoring and measuring how well CAP goals are moving along. The report found that the teams conducting the CAP goals were not reporting on any kind of development measures for their performance. These CAP goals are part of what could make the government work more efficiently and effectively. Therefore, it is imperative that the Deputy Director for Management continue guiding the OMB in its aim to better manage the government where it can.


     1Improvements Needed in Reviewing Agency Implementation Plans and Monitoring Progress;; July 2016.
     2OMB Improved Implementation of Cross-Agency Priority Goals, But Could Be More Transparent About Measuring Progress;; May 20, 2016.
     Deputy Directors for Management:

Deputy Directors of the Office of Management and Budget:

The broad reach of this position doesn't make for a prototypical candidate; rather, each prior Deputy Director for Management seems to come from a unique background. Former Deputy Directors have served in both the private and public sectors in positions ranging such as CEO, Commissioner, and attorney. 

Current Incumbent:

Andrew Mayock (2015-present): Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director for Management, Mayock served as a Senior Advisor with the Office of Management and Budget. He previously served as the Associate Director of General Government Programs at OMB. Mayock served as the Deputy Vice President for Compact Implementation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He also worked as Executive Secretary for the Department of the Treasury,  Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, and Senior Advisor to the Director of Public Liaison in the White House. Mayock also worked with Booz Allen Hamilton and served as a Senior Associate for Development and International Diplomacy. He holds an MPA and a JD.

Previous Deputy Directors:

David Mader (Acting) (2015): Mader currently serves as the Controller in the Office of Federal Financial Management in the Office of Management and Budget. His previous positions included Senior Vice President of Strategy and Organization with Booz Allen Hamilton, Managing Director of Sirota Survey Intelligence LLC, and several senior positions with the Internal Revenue Service.

Beth Cobert (2013-2015): Cobert is currently serving as the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management. She previously spent almost 30 years with McKinsey & Company, where she served as Director and Senior Partner.

Jeffrey D. Zients (2009-2013): He is currently serving as the Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Zients previously served twice as Acting Director for OMB in addition to serving as the CEO and Chairman of The Advisory Board Company, Chairman of the Corporate Executive Board, and co-founder of The Urban Alliance Foundation.

Clay Johnson III (2003-2009): Johnson most recently served as the Deputy Director for Management at OMB. Johnson's previous positions included Assistant to the President for former President George W. Bush, Chief of Staff and Appointments Director to Texas Governor George W. Bush, Deputy Director for the Dallas Museum of Art, President and CEO of Neiman Marcus and Horchow Collection Mail Order companies.

Mark W. Everson (2002-2003): Everson is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of alliantgroup. He previously served as the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and held multiple positions with the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice during the Reagan Administration.

Sally Katzen (1999-2001): Katzen is currently serving as a Senior Advisor with the Podesta Group. Katzen's previous positions included a stint on the Agency Review Working Group in the Executive Office of the President, Deputy Assistant to the President on Economic Policy, Deputy Director for the National Economic Council, Administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs with OMB, and an advisor for clients who were being regulated by the EPA. She received her JD from the University of Michigan.

Deidre A. Lee (Acting) (1999): Lee is currently a self-employed consultant. Her previous positions included Vice President of Operations and the Executive Director of Compliance with Fluor, Executive Vice President for Federal Affairs and Operations with the Professional Services Council, Director of Management for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Director of Defense for Procurement and Acquisition Policy, and Associate Administrator in the Office of Procurement with NASA.

G. Edward DeSeve (1994-1999): DeSeve is currently serving as an Executive in Residence at the Brookings Institution Center for Executive Education and as the Co-Chair of the National Academy of Public Administration?s Transition 2016 Initiative. DeSeve's previous positions included Special Advisor to President Obama in the White House and Professor and Director of Management in Finance and Leadership at the University of Maryland?s School of Public Policy.

John A. Koskinen (1994-1995): Koskinen is currently Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. He previously was the non-executive chairman and the CEO of Freddie Mac. Koskinen acted as the Assistant to the President and Chair of the President?s Council on the Year 2000 Conversion. He spent 21 years with the Palmieri Company, where he took on leadership positions. He also practiced law at with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. Koskinen began his career clerking for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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