A look at who has made the list and who is being talked about for jobs that are still open:
TREASURY SECRETARY: Timothy Geithner, president of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
SECRETARY OF STATE: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Eric Holder, former deputy attorney general.
DEFENSE SECRETARY: Robert Gates, a holdover from Bush administration.
HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY: Gov. Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz.
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Retired Marine Gen. James Jones.
COMMERCE SECRETARY: Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.
NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL DIRECTOR: Lawrence Summers, former treasury secretary.
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET DIRECTOR: Peter Orszag, director of Congressional Budget Office.
POSTS TO BE DECIDED, WITH THE CONTENDERS:
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D.
John Gannon, former deputy director for intelligence at the CIA during the Clinton administration
Jami Miscik, former head of CIA's analytical operations
Steve Kappes, CIA's current No. 2
Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., who now heads the House Homeland Security subcommittee on intelligence.
John McLaughlin, former interim CIA chief
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR
Denny Blair, retired admiral and former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.
Don Kerr, No. 2 official in Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Jami Miscik, former head of CIA's analytical operations.
Former Rep. Tim Roemer, D-Ind.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan.
Former Rep. Philip Sharp, D-Ind., now president of Resources for the Future think tank.
John Bryson, retired chairman of Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison. Co-chair of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, a leading advocate for plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Dan Reicher, director of climate change and energy initiatives at Google, former assistant energy secretary in charge of efficiency and renewable energy programs in the Clinton administration.
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash.
Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif.
Former Gov. Gary Locke, D-Wash.
John Berry, director of the National Zoo, former executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Lisa P. Jackson, former commissioner of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Mary Nichols, head of California Air Resources Board.