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Donald Trump is hiring
In the News

November 14, 2016

Staffing his administration is the first test of Donald Trump’s sales pitch to Americans: that his career running companies will make him a better president than any politician. Whom he hires and how he goes about it will be an early sign of his skill at managing the most consequential “company” in the world, and its millions of employees.

The New York Times


Michelle Obama meets with Melania Trump at White House
In the News

November 13, 2016

President Barack Obama is set to welcome his successor, Donald Trump, to the White House, extending an olive branch to a man he has blasted as unfit to serve as commander in chief and who led the charge to challenge the legitimacy of his own presidency. They were focused on doing the work of the American people, fulfilling their institutional responsibilities, and on President Obama’s part, that means laying the groundwork so that the incoming president-elect can hit the ground running.

Facts Keeper


Heres how Trump could reform the civil service and attract millennials
In the News

November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump can fix the federal workforce by junking the present rating system that scores all employees as above average and instead promote based on performance instead of tenure and lengthen the probationary period for new hires from one to as many as five years.

The Daily Caller


To-do lists for an unprepared president-elect
In the News

November 11, 2016

Now that the tears of joy and grief have dried, the reality of Donald Trump’s Electoral College win is sinking in. For the disbelievers, his victory must be true because there he was Thursday, meeting in the Oval Office with Barack Obama, whose presidency Trump tried mightily to emasculate with his racist birther crusade.

The Washington Post


More outsourcing, less regulation under Trump
In the News

November 11, 2016

One of the biggest challenges facing the 45th president will be how its administration acquires goods and services. Apart from trying to reform an acquisition process that is seen as cumbersome, the Trump administration will also have to decide its commitment to ongoing initiatives like category management, 18F and the Technology Transformation Service.

Federal Times


Trump replaces Christie with Pence as head of transition team amid bumpy first steps to the White House
In the News

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, to head their transition team, abruptly replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday amid increasing signs that the effort to prepare the next White House is off to a rocky start.

Los Angeles Times


Donald Trump and you
In the News

November 11, 2016

If you’ve ever worked the finish line of your local 10K or half marathon road race, you may have noticed an odd phenomenon. A few runners, maybe one in 20, doesn’t seem to stop at the finish line. They barrel through into the finish chute you’ve so carefully set up, threatening to slam into the finishers ahead of them, who are just standing in line to get their finisher prizes.

Federal News Radio


Who will influence housing in the new Trump cabinet
In the News

November 11, 2016

As the reactions to Republican Donald Trump’s election simmer down, attention has now been turned to who the new President-elect will appoint to the critical posts in the cabinet.

DS News


Pence in, Christie out as head of Trump transition effort
In the News

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, to head their transition team, abruptly replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday amid increasing signs that the effort to prepare the next White House is off to a rocky start.

Trump also took the unusual step of naming his three oldest children and his son-in-law to top posts, moves certain to create potential conflicts of interest given that his attorney said Trump would put his children in charge of his assets while he is president.

Courier Tribune


Trump GreatAgain.gov transition site up and running
In the News

November 10, 2016

The Trump administration’s transition website is now active. GreatAgain.gov explains how the team plans on ensuring a smooth transition. Agency Review Teams will be deployed to each federal agency to do so. Citizens will also be able to track the incoming administration’s plans through its transition Twitter handle: @Transition2017. (GreatAgain.gov)

Federal News Radio


Who might be in Donald Trumps cabinet? Plus, more about the transition
In the News

November 10, 2016

The election just ended and the new president does not even take office until Jan. 20. But the transition planning starts now. Who is going to be President-elect Donald Trumps secretary of state? His chief of staff?

National Public Radio


Trump transition moving forward with guidance from former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt
In the News

November 10, 2016

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who ran 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s White House transition team, is also helping advise President-elect Donald Trump on his transition. In a webinar hosted by Leavitt Partners, the health care consulting firm he founded, the former governor said he has an advisory role with the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service’s presidential transition center.

Desert News


Coming Soon to EPA: A Trump transition team
In the News

November 10, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency should expect to have a few visitors arriving soon: a small “landing team” that will start work on the transition of power from President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly pledged to do away with “needless and job-killing” regulations as part of his economic plan, specifically highlighting major Obama-era environmental rules like the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule.

Bloomberg BNA


There is a precedent for Trumps governmentwide hiring freeze
In the News

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump needs to go bold in the fight against the large and growing cyber threat to federal information technology systems and data. The president elect can get a head start by building on and implementing the plans and actions now percolating in the Obama administration.

The country has learned hard lessons about network breaches, from the intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies to the WikiLeaks hacks. The private sector faces a similar threat, as demonstrated recently by the service disruptions that affected Amazon, Twitter and other websites.

Government Executive


Why the country can be vulnerable during presidential transitions
In the News

November 09, 2016

North Korea and Russia might not wait until January 20 to test the new president-elect. The weeks between Election Day and Inauguration Day can be a key time for foreign adversaries to cause mischief for a new administration.

CNN


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