Search Results


All the key Department of Homeland Security positions Trump has left unfilled
In the News

December 20, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with keeping the US safe, from securing the country’s borders to protecting against attacks on its electrical grids and thwarting terrorism attacks. One of its biggest challenges in recent months has come from the White House itself: Since Donald Trump took office in January, dozens of top jobs have been left unassigned, hollowing out the massive agency.

Quartz


Lankford looks to cut debate time for political nominations
In the News

December 19, 2017

With hundreds of key vacancies persisting throughout the government, one senator is looking to cut debate time for presidential nominees requiring Senate approval to speed up the confirmation process.

Federal Computer Week


5 glaring contradictions between Trump’s official strategy and his actions
In the News

December 18, 2017

President Donald Trump outlined his first national security strategy on Monday in a speech emphasizing his hardline views on homeland security and economic nationalism. But the unveiling of the document, a sprawling 55-page report required by Congress, also exposed the stark inconsistencies within an administration that includes a mix of political neophytes, dyed-in-the-wool military men, traditional Republicans, and New York lawyers.

Buzzfeed News


Omarosa's exit raises questions about African-American officials, diversity in Trump administration
In the News

December 16, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman's dramatic exit from the White House has brought renewed scrutiny to allegations of a lack of diversity within the Trump Administration, specifically those politically appointed to positions by President Donald Trump.

ABC News


Trump has unprecedented power to remake the world’s most powerful economic body
In the News

December 12, 2017

The Federal Reserve Board is the most powerful economic institution in the world. And given that power, it was designed so that any single president wouldn’t have too much influence over it.

The Washington Post


Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense
In the News

December 12, 2017

President Donald Trump’s campaign to shrink the “bloated federal bureaucracy” so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

Reuters


Trump's stand-in bureaucrats may have overstayed limits
In the News

December 12, 2017

President Donald Trump’s slow pace of hiring for key government jobs has left stand-ins occupying positions for so long that it may violate time limits on acting appointments, potentially resulting in decisions being overturned in court.

Bloomberg


Trump carries on tradition of putting campaign donors in embassies
In the News

December 11, 2017

For all of President Trump’s foreign policy norm-breaking, his administration has observed at least one diplomatic tradition that stretches back decades: naming campaign donors, party stalwarts, and political allies to ambassador posts around the world.

Washington Examiner


FBI Director rejects Trump’s criticisms, says agency’s reputation is ‘quite good’
In the News

December 07, 2017

The head of the FBI on Thursday pushed back on President Trump’s condemnation of the agency earlier this week, defending its reputation and the work of its employees.

Government Executive


Nonpartisan group behind the presidential transition guide disputes Trump attorney's interpretation of its manual
In the News

December 04, 2017

The organization that makes the presidential transition guide said Monday that President Donald Trump's attorney took its manual out of context when he cited it to defend actions taken by the president's top advisors in the runup to Inauguration Day.

CNBC


Critics see State Department in disarray despite Tillerson's defense
In the News

November 30, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered a forceful defense against reports that he is gutting the State Department, saying he was "offended" by them. He challenged the numbers, accused some reporters of sounding "like the sky was falling," and argued the agency was "functioning very well from my perspective."

ABC News


Trump's hostile takeover
In the News

November 30, 2017

Despite its legislative setbacks of the past year, the presidency of Donald Trump has been stunningly effective in its core mission, the dismantling of modern American government as it has evolved since the Progressive Era of the early 20th Century.

Rolling Stone


What Trump is doing to consumer agency isn't normal
In the News

November 28, 2017

A new White House is tasked with filling 4,000 political jobs at over 400 federal departments and agencies, according to the Center for Presidential Transition. Perhaps it's inevitable that every presidential administration fills a few empty seats with cronies, hacks and ideologues who are unqualified for their jobs. But something very different -- and troubling -- is happening in the Trump administration.

CNN


Tillerson 'offended' by claims of State Department's hollowing out
In the News

November 28, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday he was offended by claims that the State Department is being hollowed out, saying his agency is functioning well, contrary to scathing criticism from former diplomats.

Reuters


Jared Kushner’s vast duties, and visibility in White House, shrink
In the News

November 25, 2017

At a senior staff meeting early in President Trump’s tenure, Reince Priebus, then the White House chief of staff, posed a simple question to Jared Kushner: What would his newly created Office of American Innovation do?

The New York Times


Transition Workstream





Publication Type






Candidate




Campaign Year




 From

 To