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March 20, 2009

Tracking Appointments and Nominations

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on March 20, 2009

The Washington Post demonstrates the benefits of being a media big boy with a comprehensive, interactive, online tool for researching and tracking those named to key administration positions.

I suggest you start by choosing your favorite (or enemy) office or agency at http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2009/federal-appointments/by-branch/

One of the most helpful features on the site is the list of  positions for which the Post can confirm there has been “No action taken.”  To answer one reader’s specific question, at DOD the NAT list includes Homeland Defense and Health Affairs.

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Comment by Peter J. Brown

March 20, 2009 @ 9:24 am

You might have added that here, as of today, is the WPost list for currently unfilled positions at DoD that bear on the nation’s overall HLS activities —

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Assistant Secretary for Global Security Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense
Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Reserve Affairs
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Programs

Comment by William R. Cumming

March 20, 2009 @ 10:58 am

I suspect the blame for lack of progress does not lie with Secretary GATES!
Another interesting factor is the complete or almost complete lack of current regulations in current copy of Title 10 of the CFR. There are many excuses given but almost no reasons. Get to work DOD!

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