[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/05/art.getty.pentagon.jpg caption="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.
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
I am glad everything is working out so well
I feel the country is less safe with Obama and his team responsible for security.
Are these all Harvard lawyers, too?
New day in America. Republicans it's almost moving day. Your out of there.
yes! Now we can start bringing war criminals to justice!!
Good for them@Would have been a great comment but you let your ignorance show through.
Good, now Obama can be held accountable from this day forward.
Good job Bushies.
A new day is upon us and we will see the light once again.
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!
Proud American, go back from whence you came (welfare line?) and learn how to spell.
Love the headline. What else would you expect a transition team to do but transition? Rotate? Maybe go stealth? LOL. 😉
No real changes here,just a reshuffle of the cards.This is where all our money goes,the dark hole.