The Office of Management and Budget announced via Twitter that President Obama has named Jeff Zients as OMB acting director.
POTUS designates Jeff Zients Acting Director of OMB.
— OMBPress (@OMBPress) January 17, 2012
Zients, OMB’s deputy director for management and the government’s chief performance officer, replaces Jack Lew who left to become President Obama’s chief of staff when Bill Daley resigned last week.
Zients served as OMB acting director from July 2010 to November 2010 between the departure of former director Peter Orszag and Lew.