President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate several more individuals to positions within his administration.

Mary Smith was announced as Obama's choice for Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division in the Justice Department.

Smith currently serves as a partner at Schoeman, Updike, Kaufman & Scharf. She had previously served as Senior Litigation Counsel at Tyco, where she managed the securities class action multi-district litigation.

While at Tyco, Smith interacted with the tax department on a range of issues including employee benefits and more strategic issues involving litigation and the company's corporate reorganization.

She also worked in President Bill Clinton's administration as Associate Counsel to the President and Associate Director of Policy Planning.

Robert Beers was announced as the nominee for Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs in the Department of Homeland Security.

Beers has been a senior civil servant for the last 35 years. After serving as a Marine officer and rifle company commander in Vietnam, he entered the Foreign Service in 1971 and the Civil Service in 1983.

From 1988 to 1998 he served on the NSC staff at the White House as Director for Counter-terrorism and Counter-narcotics, Director for Peacekeeping, and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs.

He was most recently the President of the National Security Network, an organization made up of national security experts committed to talking about national security policy with the American public.

Peter Rogoff was announced as the nominee for Administrator, Federal Transit Administration in the Transportation Department.

Rogoff has served for 22 years on the staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee, including 14 years as the Democratic Staff Director of its Transportation Subcommittee.

Finally, Jane Oates was announced as the nominee for Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration in the Labor Department.

Oates is currently the Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jon Corzine.

She also currently serves on the State Employment and Training Commission, the State Commission on Adult Literacy and Education, New Jersey High School Redesign Task Force, the Public Sector Work Group and chairs the State Educators Health Benefits Commission and the Governor's Schools Board of Overseers.

At this crucial moment in our nation's history, the American people will be well-served by the dedication and expertise of these fine public servants, Obama said.

I am grateful for their decision to serve, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.

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