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Obama Fills Key OMB Posts

By Ed O'Keefe

From Anne E. Kornblut's report for the 44 blog:

Away from all the inaugural pomp, the Obama administration is continuing to fill key posts -- including, on Monday, at the Office of Management and Budget, where several new senior aides were installed.

Jeffrey Lieberman, a special assistant for economic policy in the Clinton administration who now teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School, was tapped as the next executive associate director; Steve Kosiak, vice president at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, will serve as associate director for Defense and International Affairs; Robert Gordon, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a former Kerry campaign adviser, will be the associate director for Education, Income Maintenance and Labor; Xavier de Souza Briggs, a professor at MIT, will be the associate director for General Government Programs; and Preeta Bansal, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, will be general counsel.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | January 19, 2009; 5:08 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
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Comments

The "glamour" appointments make the news but here are the nuts&bolts moves that determine how effectively the gov't will operate.

Posted by: Jerryvov | January 21, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Not a capitalist in the bunch in the Office of Management and Budget for the entire Executive Branch. Think tankers, academics, and a lawyer. Will be interesting - especially if they do a great job in closing down ineffective programs (if they can get the decisions through Congress).

Posted by: coraltrace | January 21, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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