Obama’s team must ask the key question: Beef up the civil service or bring in contractors?
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GOP says the confirmation delay is largely procedural.
Aides are trying to avoid the turf battles that have hampered previous efforts to pass legislation.
OMB asked agencies to designate a point person by Feb. 13, but some missed the deadline.
Congress must either pass the omnibus appropriations legislation or approve another continuing resolution to keep funding programs at fiscal 2008 levels.
Amtrak also could be in line for a slice of the $8 billion allotted for high-speed rail corridors in the stimulus.
Government officials are exploring outlets from YouTube to Twitter.
Staffing shortfalls could complicate efforts to streamline grant and loan application process.
Michelle Obama also recognizes employees who have served more than 30 years in government.
He's challenging Bill Clinton, who saw six major nominees withdraw their names over the course of his entire presidency.