If nominated and confirmed, Rep. John Salazar would be the first Hispanic Agriculture secretary.
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Comments come after an audit report urges Treasury to work more closely with regulators.
Human capital leaders argue that success of the Obama administration will depend in part on workforce management.
Former agency director stresses the importance of creating a national approach to disaster protection before the "big one" strikes.
The difference between the Alaska governor's popularity within and outside the GOP could signal trouble ahead.
A 2007 mishandling of nuclear weapons resulted in disciplinary actions and the resignations of top officials.
More than half of the $1.17 million already raised has come from 131 boosters donating the maximum amount.
Industry partners liken high-speed framework to federal investments in the electrical grid and highway system.
More data on midtier companies and a stronger lobby could raise groups’ visibility, say government observers.
The president-elect has moved quickly to fill positions that are critical to White House operations, transition observer notes.