Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki says he anticipates challenges similar to those he faced in modernizing the Army.
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Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., will focus on federal procurement, among other issues.
Severe budget cuts in Office of Environmental Management led department to drop promising research.
Initiatives will include bolstering acquisition workforce, speeding hiring and improving program performance.
The withdrawal of Bill Richardson’s nomination and the selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA are unlikely to mar Obama’s transition record too badly.
Secretaries must get candidates pre-approved or choose someone from White House list.
Full chamber could consider Peter Orszag, Obama’s pick to lead OMB, as early as Inauguration Day.
John Berry worked on locality pay as a congressional aide and work-life programs at Interior.
SBA reviews November circuit court decision’s implications for set-aside programs.
President-elect wants to modernize buildings and cut energy consumption.