Mitt Romney and Mike Leavitt in 2002. Leavitt is running his transition team. (Getty Images)

The New York Times reports that Mitt Romney's transition team, dubbed "The Readiness Project," has started expanding its operation.

"The team is assessing the government and looking for ways to make it more efficient and streamlined," Ashley Parker reports, and many of the members have private sector experience. Chris Liddell, the former chief financial officer of General Motors, is one.