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Chief Performance Officer
of the United States

since January 20, 2017
Precursor Beth Cobert
Formation June 19, 2009
First holder Jeffrey Zients
Website Official website

Chief Performance Officer of the United States (CPO) is a position in the Office of Management and Budget (within the Executive Office of the President of the United States), first announced on January 7, 2009, by then President-elect Barack Obama. The post concentrates on the federal budget and government reform.

The office is currently vacant.


Obama selected Nancy Killefer to be the first CPO/Deputy OMB Director for Management, but before the Senate could vote on her confirmation, she withdrew her nomination, citing a "personal tax issue" as a likely distraction for the Obama administration.[1] Jeffrey Zients was nominated as CPO on April 18, 2009,[2] and confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2009.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Muskal, Michael (February 4, 2009). "Nancy Killefer withdraws as Obama's choice for performance officer". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  2. ^ Silva, Mark (April 19, 2009). "Jeffrey Zients is Obama's pick for chief performance officer". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 

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