According to a White House official,will be getting down to business shortly after he delivers his second inaugural address, officially submitting the names of his nominees for the posts of CIA Director, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury.
At the U.S. Capitol, the president is signing a proclamation entitled, "National Day of Hope and Resolve, 2013? to commemorate the inauguration. And he is making four nominations:
John Owen Brennan to beDirector of the CIA
Charles Timothy Hagel to beSecretary of Defense
John Forbes Kerry to beSecretary of State
Jacob J. Lew to beSecretary of State
ABC's Devin Dwyer notes that four years ago, Obama signed a similar proclamation and sent nominations to the Senate. This occurs in the President's Room, just off the Senate chamber, immediately following the address.