Deputy Defense hopeful says review will be limited in scope, addressing key initiatives including quality of life programs and selected acquisition programs.
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Any official involved in a big acquisition program will need written approval from an ethics officer to take a job with a contractor.
Obama promises greater transparency in order to get bill passed.
Most investment would go to improve facilities and other infrastructure.
Senate minority whip objects to fast-track treatment for Timothy Geithner, but others are warming to the nominee.
Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki says he anticipates challenges similar to those he faced in modernizing the Army.
Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., will focus on federal procurement, among other issues.
Severe budget cuts in Office of Environmental Management led department to drop promising research.
Initiatives will include bolstering acquisition workforce, speeding hiring and improving program performance.
The withdrawal of Bill Richardson’s nomination and the selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA are unlikely to mar Obama’s transition record too badly.