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Biography - Deputy Administrator Marcus C. Peacock

Release Date: 08/08/2005
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Marcus C. Peacock is the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA implements and enforces the nation’s federal environmental laws and regulations; the Agency has over 18,000 employees nationwide and an annual budget of $8.6 billion. He was sworn in August 8, 2005.

Prior to joining EPA, Mr. Peacock served as the Associate Director for Natural Resource Programs at the Office of Management and Budget. He was responsible for reviewing policy and budget decisions regarding environmental, energy, and science issues. His portfolio included programs run by a dozen agencies including the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, the Interior and EPA. Federal spending in his area exceeded $160 billion a year. Mr. Peacock also was responsible for implementing three Presidential Management Initiatives including creation of the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) now being used to assess all federal programs. The PART won Harvard University’s prestigious Innovations in Government Award in 2005. During this time Mr. Peacock also helped develop a performance-based system for funding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' projects and, in 2006, was awarded the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for this effort.

Mr. Peacock’s prior experience includes being the staff director of a subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives, a staff position at the Office of Management and Budget, work in private practice, and employment as an engineer and supervisor in a printing plant.

Mr. Peacock has a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. He registered as a Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia in 1995 (license currently inactive).