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Agency review team member recounts collaborative process

Cooperation between Bush and Obama transition officials was at the “high end” of the scale, participant tells Government Executive .

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GAO adds three items to high-risk list, removes air traffic control project

Defense continues to dominate the biennial catalog of management challenges, which now contains 30 entries.

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Obama gets down to business of governing

Among early agenda items is a directive dealing with the ethics of his appointees.

Army says larger Afghan mission hinges on support units

Gen. Peter Chiarelli expressed concern over the service's ability to deploy more troops to Afghanistan.

Senate Republicans to block vote on Holder

Texas lawmaker says Obama pick for attorney general is "ambigious" on whether he will prosecute Bush officials for conducting torture.

Obama issues sweeping ethics orders

White House staff subject to strict rules on gifts, interaction with lobbyists; civil servants face more scrutiny as well.

Air Force announces possible locations for nuclear and cyber organizations

Officials plan to make final selections by the end of June, after considering criteria such as resident nuclear expertise and bandwidth capacity.

Self-Destructive Conservatism

The GOP is a party in danger of cannibalizing itself.

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Obama is sworn in, emphasizes need for effective government

In inaugural address before massive crowds on the National Mall, the new commander in chief says “programs will end” when they don’t work.

Senate confirms seven Cabinet-level nominees

Those approved after inauguration ceremony include heads of Energy, Education, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, Interior and Agriculture.