CMS Leadership

Office of Strategy, Performance & Results

Bill Samples


Bill Samples is the Director for the Office of Strategy, Performance and Results (OSPR). Bill has been with CMS since May 2020 and has been instrumental in maturing enterprise operational capabilities. He has spent almost 25 years in federal service, having previously worked at the U.S. Census Bureau in a number of different leadership roles. He last served as the Assistant Survey Director of the Economic Census for the United States and its territories, which collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy and provides key data inputs to the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other key economic indicators. During his time at the Census Bureau, he was a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, Census Bureau Bronze Medal, and was a two-time recipient of the Director’s Award for Innovation.

Bill has significant experience in leading large government programs, while driving operational changes inclusive of strategic planning, enterprise risks, project management, data analytics, cost estimation, and process improvement. Over the course of his career, he developed strategic partnerships with many other federal agencies, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Labor, Office of Justice Programs, National Center for Education Statistics, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. One of the highlights of his career was a detail opportunity at the Executive Office of the President in the Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States, leading statistical policy implementation and coordination across all the Federal statistical agencies. 

Bill received his B.S. in business from the University of Maryland, College Park and M.S. in Project Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Bill is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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