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Policy Working Groups
The focus of the Policy Working Groups will be to develop the priority policy proposals and plans from the Obama Campaign for action during the Obama-Biden Administration. The Policy Working Groups will focus on the following areas: Economy, Education, Energy & Environment, Health Care, Immigration, National Security, and Technology, Innovation & Government Reform.
The National Security Policy Working Group works closely with key experts and our agency review teams to help prepare the President-elect, Vice President-elect and senior national security appointees as they are named to make early decisions on critical national security issues.
James B. Steinberg is dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs (2006-present) and is a former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton (1996-2000). His previous positions include vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution (2001-2005), director of the Policy Planning Staff (1994-1996) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1993-1994) at the U.S. Department of State. He is the author of and contributor to many books on foreign policy and national security topics, including, most recently, with Kurt Campbell, Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Power.
Dr. Susan E. Rice served most recently as a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Obama for
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Obama-Biden Transition: Agency Review Teams
The Agency Review Teams for the Obama-Biden Transition will complete a thorough review of key departments, agencies and commissions of the
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