Deputy Defense Secretary Offers to Remain Until Senate Confirms Replacement

By Jason Sherman / September 16, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said he will offer to stay in his post until the Senate confirms a successor nominated by the incoming administration, part of an effort to ensure as much continuity as possible during the first wartime transition of Pentagon authority in 40 years. England predicts "over 90 percent" of Defense Department political appointees will stay until at least Jan. 20, 2009, when the next president is sworn into office. "And a lot of people will stay...

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