The incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is assembling a team of advisors and staffers, most of whom worked for the last Democratic administration under former President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Obama has put together a team of experts to conduct a review of the State, Defense and Treasury Departments. The six team leaders picked for the task all worked under Mr. Clinton.
Democratic officials say Vice President-elect Joe Biden has picked as his chief of staff Ron Klain, who was chief of staff for former Vice President Al Gore.
Biden and his wife Jill are scheduled to meet outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney Thursday for a tour of the official vice presidential residence in Washington.
Thursday's meeting on the vice presidential transition follows talks Monday between President George Bush and President-elect Obama.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.