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Chief Performance OfficerGrade
The Promise: "Obama ...will create a focused team within the White House that will work with agency leaders and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to improve results and outcomes for federal government programs while eliminating waste and inefficiency. This unit...will be ... headed by a new Chief Performance Officer (CPO) who will report directly to the president."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "The Change We Need in Washington" dated 09/22/08.
Status:On 01/07/09, Obama named Nancy Killefer, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, to this post. Killefer had to withdraw her nomination for failure to pay household help employment taxes.

Jeffrey Zients, a board member of several corporations, was nominated to replace Ms. Killefer as the first CPO on 04/18/09. On 01/27/12, Mr. Zients was named the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) while maintaining his CPO functions until his departure on 10/16/13.

Ms. Beth Cobert replaced Mr. Zients until she became Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on 07/10/15.

The Acting CPO since 07/15 has been Mr. Dave Mader, OMB Controller.

This promise was fulfilled.