January 5th, 2009
03:27 PM ET
5 years ago

Pentagon transition team transitions

Obama's Pentagon transition team has left the building after finishing its policy reviews and reports.
Obama's Pentagon transition team has left the building after finishing its policy reviews and reports.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Members of the President-elect's transition team at the Pentagon have completed their reviews and reports and are no longer working in the building, making way for the next wave of Obama staffers to come in, according to Pentagon officials.

The initial transition team was conducting policy reviews and getting to know the inner workings of staffing and logistics as well as talking to the Secretary of Defense and other staffers that will be staying on through the transition.

"All of their reports are written and turned into the Obama transition team and they have left the building," said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman.

Most of the group of more than 20 transition members left before Christmas, but the team kept two or three on to help prepare Obama appointees through the Congressional confirmation process as they are named.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. good for them

    it is a relief that they are planning ahead, I feel more confident that he is actually listening to the people below him, unlike the last 8 years

    January 5, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Arkansas Undertaker

    I am glad everything is working out so well

    January 5, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Fred in KY

    I feel the country is less safe with Obama and his team responsible for security.

    January 5, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  4. Sue

    Are these all Harvard lawyers, too?

    January 5, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. Proud American

    New day in America. Republicans it's almost moving day. Your out of there.

    January 5, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  6. ken

    yes! Now we can start bringing war criminals to justice!!

    January 5, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. richard rohde

    Good for them@Would have been a great comment but you let your ignorance show through.

    January 5, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  8. Tim

    Good, now Obama can be held accountable from this day forward.

    Good job Bushies.

    January 5, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  9. ran

    A new day is upon us and we will see the light once again.

    January 5, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  10. Alan

    Yes it will be so much better once we sit down and talk to the terrorist and tell them that they are not playing nice. You fools!

    January 5, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  11. #44 = Affirmative Action

    Proud American, go back from whence you came (welfare line?) and learn how to spell.

    January 5, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  12. California Gold

    Love the headline. What else would you expect a transition team to do but transition? Rotate? Maybe go stealth? LOL. ;-)

    January 5, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  13. My Friends, let me tell you,

    No real changes here,just a reshuffle of the cards.This is where all our money goes,the dark hole.

    January 5, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |

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