OMB Watch says new administration should rely on commercially available collaborative tools to back promise of transparency .
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Obama-Biden team names several former Clinton officials to gather key agency information for incoming administration.
Democrats' downballot gains weren't as great as some had hoped.
Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig praised for his candid, activist style during previous stint at the Pentagon.
The popular guide to more than 8,000 federal civil service positions will be available on Nov. 12.
Nonprofits are optimistic that President-elect Obama's promises for transparency could mean greater cooperation in finding lost messages.
Federal lobbyists will be prohibited from any lobbying while they are at work on the transition.
Observers say a federal court ruling that voids small business contracting goal could affect minority procurement programs governmentwide.
Industry is optimistic that the Obama administration and new Congress will establish a more harmonious tone.
The Bush administration has been reluctant to send rescue funds to companies not in the financial services field.