Appointments

•Gene L. Dodaro, the acting comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), will be put forth by the president for Senate confirmation. Before assuming the acting role in March 2008, Dodaro served as the GAO’s chief operating officer. He is a 37-year veteran of the agency. 

•Rebecca F. Dye has been nominated by the president to serve a third term as a commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission. She began her legal career in the United States Coast Guard and was counsel to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from 1995 to 2002.

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•The president has nominated attorney Mario Cordero to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission. He is a member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners and is a part-time political science professor at Long Beach City College. 

•President Obama has nominated Stacia A. Hylton to be director of the United States Marshals Service. During a 29-year career at the Department of Justice, Hylton held a number of positions, including a stint as federal detention trustee from 2004-2010. She now runs her own consulting company, Hylton Kirk & Associates. 

•President Obama has nominated Charles M. Oberly III to serve as a U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware. Oberly has worked as of counsel to Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP since 2009. He is a founding partner of Oberly & Jennings and worked for the Delaware Department of Justice from 1975 to 1995.