Obama wants lower-level officials in place as early as possible after Jan. 20.
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Business representatives are wary of Rep. Hilda Solis' support of priorities like "card check" legislation to make it easier to form a union, but said immigration could be an area of common ground.
Re-establishing the Patent and Trademark Office as a government corporation is among the recommendations.
Jamie Gorelick expresses optimism that the department can return to its roots, despite "vexing" challenges.
The president-elect and agency officials differ on funding for a new generation of space shuttles.
Job cuts would lead to government inefficiency, says coalition representing more than 200,000 managers.
California lawmaker has a strong background on union issues.
Michael Chertoff says the agency has been "substantially and successfully retooled" since hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Ranking member of government reform panel says he wants greater oversight of federal agencies.
Creation of such a defense capability was recommended by the 9-11 Commission.