Obama names Killefer to performance job

January 7, 2009 10:46:01 AM PST
President-elect Barack Obama has chosen a former Clinton Treasury Department official to head up a new office that will closely follow how well federal programs are working. Obama on Wednesday announced he has chosen Nancy Killefer for the position of the nation's first governmental performance officer, to be assigned to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Obama called Killefer "an expert in streamlining policies and wringing out inefficiences."

Earlier Wednesday, officials on Capitol Hill revealed that the likely federal deficit for the 2009 budget year will be an all-time $1.2 trillion.


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