A few items that caught our attention today:
• The FAA said Friday it will investigate Boeing’s troubled 787 plane following a flurry of problems for the Dreamliner.
Authorities said the incidents, which include an electrical fire on Monday at Boston’s Logan International Airport, do not give cause to ground the plane.
• A recent report from the Government Accountability Office that found few but serious cases of corruption at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson.
• President Obama is turning to like-minded allies as he looks to fill out his second-term cabinet, reflecting “a desire to complete the unfinished business of his first,” according to White House correspondent Scott Wilson.
• Government Executive has learned that ex-IRS chief Doug Shulman, who served during the George W. Bush administration, has landed a new gig as a guest scholar for the Brookings Institution.