THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (The Hamptons, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 31, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PETER J. BASSO, JR. AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR BUDGET AND PROGRAMS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Peter J. Basso, Jr. to serve as Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs at the Department of Transportation.
Mr. Peter J Basso, Jr., of Rockville, Maryland, currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, at the Department of Transportation. From 1990 to 1995, he was Director of Fiscal Services for the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, where he served as the agency Budget Director and Chief Financial Officer. From 1989 to 1990, he served as Assistant Director for General Management, Office of Management and Budget, where he was a senior career official for the budgets of 17 Federal agencies. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Basso was Deputy Chair for Management for the National Endowment for the Arts. From 1964 to 1984, he worked in progressively responsible positions at the Federal Highway Administration headquarters and field offices including financial program analyst, coordinator, and Senior Program Manager. Mr. Basso has received various awards, including the Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious Executive in 1989, and 1997, and the President's Council on Management Improvement Special Recognition Award in 1990.
Mr. Basso received his B.S. in management and has done Graduate Studies in General Administration at the University of Maryland in College Park.
The Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and is responsible for the overall management of the Offices of Financial Management and Budget and Program Performance.