Obama focuses on groundwork, rather than major appointments.
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Regulation that takes effect on Jan. 15 has a higher threshold for contracts subject to the employee vetting requirement .
More than 20 agencies governmentwide administer foreign assistance programs.
Carole Jett retired earlier this year after a 33-year career at Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.
General overview includes a timeline for the first 90 days of the new administration, as well as other information on the state of play of military issues.
Many of the goods and services bought annually by Defense are better suited for large contractors, research group finds.
Agencies have made significant progress in cutting oil consumption, increasing efficiency.
The latest Plum Book includes five vacancies among the positions listed at the Office of Personnel Management.
One analyst estimates the transition team could receive 200,000 applications for 8,000 positions.
Establishment of the command is one of many steps the Air Force is taking to fix widespread problems with its handling of nuclear weapons.