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Obama has nominated Hillary Clinton and James L. Jones for key positions.

The Obama team: a guide

A comprehensive look at the group of people who will be leading federal agencies in the next administration.

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War on pork-barrel spending moves to Obama era

Old battlers against congressional earmarks, including John McCain, vow to renew their efforts.

Downward Spiral

At first glance, the GOP appears to be at a disadvantage for the third straight election cycle in the 2010 Senate races.

Gail Lovelace of GSA is helping with logistical support.

High-stakes transition could serve as a model

From the December issue of Government Executive : Officials are taking unprecedented steps to ensure a smooth transfer of power.

Obama names science and technology team

President-elect says he will promote "free and open inquiry" and listen to his advisers, even when they are presenting "inconvenient" findings.

Obama's Senate background could speed confirmation process

The president-elect is versed in the rules of the chamber and has developed relationships there.

OPM suspends executive promotion boards

Move will give incoming Obama administration agency heads a say in who advances to the Senior Executive Service.

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Defense lays groundwork for new management chief

Deputy Secretary Gordon England has outlined the responsibilities of the position, which will go to an Obama appointee.

Agencies close in on goals for faster security clearance processing

Officials are optimistic the government will hit a target of reducing processing times for most initial requests to 60 days by the end of 2009.

Safavian found guilty in retrial

Former top procurement official faced charges for lying about his relationship with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.