The Modernization of OIRA: A Political Scientist to Head OIRA — Historically a profession long on holistic research
I was instrumental in the establishment of the regulatory review office, OIRA, in the White House Office of Management and Budget. OIRA is often referred to as the most important office that you “never heard of”. The position as the Administrator of the office is vacant. I am writing to encourage you and your colleagues to examine the aforementioned position and pursuant to the President’s directive to modernize OIRA that you encourage those who wish to serve in the position and who also have a background in political/social science to take the necessary steps to be considered as a candidate.