Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), resigned on August 5 and returns to his position as Associate Professor of Sociology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The General Government Programs department manages the budget process for HUD as well as other departments with programs serving low income households.
The new Associate Director, Dana Hyde, started on August 8. Ms. Hyde served in the State Department under current OMB Director Jacob Lew. She also worked in the White House and the Department of Justice during the Clinton administration, as the Executive Director of the Partnership for a Secure America, and for private law firms. She has experience in government security, criminal law and international health among other areas.