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Trump begins to play catch up on transition to White House
In the News

November 09, 2016

The true test now begins for Donald Trump. The Republican president-elect paid little attention to transition planning leading up to his stunning victory. With 72 days before he takes control of the executive branch, Trump and his senior team on Wednesday immediately began the herculean task of picking a Cabinet and tapping hundreds of appointees to senior roles in key departments with State, Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce and Treasury among them and many requiring multiple security reviews or Senate confirmation.

Star Tribune


What the next administration needs on its tech agenda
In the News

November 09, 2016

Our president-elect will face several challenges, both foreign and domestic, including fighting terrorism, addressing immigration, strengthening the economy, improving relations between the public and law enforcement and curtailing health threats. The success of any administration hinges in part on having the right technology in place to enable the president’s policies and programs. 

FedTech Magazine


Transition moves into high gear
In the News

November 09, 2016

Our president-elect will face several challenges, both foreign and domestic, including fighting terrorism, addressing immigration, strengthening the economy, improving relations between the public and law enforcement and curtailing health threats. The success of any administration hinges in part on having the right technology in place to enable the president’s policies and programs. 

Federal Computing Week


Post-election, the hard work begins
In the News

November 09, 2016

The election may be behind President-elect Donald Trump, but his hard work is just beginning. In the 73 days between now and the inauguration, Trump will have plenty to do.

CNN


Margot Conrad: How will new president get things done?
In the News

November 09, 2016

Now that it is over, President-elect Donald Trump has to really think about how to get things done. One way is to use highly successful mechanisms left behind by the Obama administration.

Federal News Radio


How each candidate is getting ready to be president
In the News

November 08, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s transition teams have been operating in near-total secrecy. But based on a public schedule and a slew of hacked emails from when John Podesta headed the Obama transition in 2008, it’s likely that both teams have already gone a long way toward establishing detailed policy goals as well as picking the next White House staff and cabinet officials.

The Intercept


David Eagles: What happens next for presidential transition teams?
In the News

November 08, 2016

On Wednesday, one of the transition teams gets down to brass tacks. It might even visit you and ask you about your program. David Eagles, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what the first few days after the election will look like.

Federal News Radio


US presidential transitions, a sign of continuity and stability
In the News

November 07, 2016

During an election year, the spotlight is on the presidential candidates, their platforms and their campaigns. But months before the election, behind the scenes, the massive job of preparing for the presidential transition begins. Transition of power in the United States is both the working of a sophisticated democracy and a technical feat to ensure there is no gap in governing following presidential elections.

VOA News


Get Ready: Presidential Transitions Are Full of Surprises
In the News

November 03, 2016

In early August, shortly after the party conventions ended, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump moved their transition teams into office space near the White House. Briefing books were prepared for the teams, and both nominees began receiving intelligence reports. The search for 100 pre-cleared individuals who could move quickly into sensitive roles following the Nov. 8 election began.

Government Executive


OPM releases presidential transition guide
In the News

November 01, 2016

With the presidential election a week away, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the jump on the transition. The agency unveiled its Presidential Transition Guide to Federal Human Resources Management Matters on Oct. 31, providing a how-to for incoming and outgoing administration officials to navigate the impending change of power slated for Jan. 20.

Federal Times


Easing the transition to a new administration
In the News

November 01, 2016

As Americans prepare to go to the polls for this year’s presidential election, a positive point overshadowed by the contentious campaign season has been the progress we’ve made over the past decade or so in smoothing the transitions that take place as new administrations assume power following elections. Thanks to the advocacy of the Partnership for Public Service and other good-for-government organizations, new laws and policies were introduced with the arrival of the Obama administration aimed at giving incoming administration staffs a running start as they prepare to take over leadership of the federal government. 

Federal Times


Inside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trumps Transition Planning
In the News

October 28, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden is under consideration for secretary of state if Hillary Clinton wins the White House. A source confirms the news first reported by POLITICO. ​Filling that key Cabinet position is among the many responsibilities facing both candidates in the final stretch of the race. On November 8th, the 18-month marathon of a presidential campaign will give way to a 73-day dash to hand over control from one administration to the next.

Time Warner Cable News 1


OMB: A crucial management tool for the next president
In the News

October 27, 2016

Whether its immigration reform, fighting public health threats, protecting the homeland or countless other initiatives, the next presidents success will not only depend on the adoption of good policies, but ensuring those policies are effectively implemented. More than any other institution in the federal arena, the president will find that the Office of Management and Budget is best positioned to help agencies improve the management of their programs and policies and turn presidential priorities into reality.

Bloomberg Government


Data policy for a new administration
In the News

October 25, 2016

When the next administration takes office in January, the president will immediately be inundated with a bevy of managerial tasks, such as filling about 4,000 political positions and getting his or her agenda off the ground. The 45th president will need to tackle open government data on a larger scale than ever before. Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, said the best way to start would be to build on the previous administration’s progress.

Federal Computer Week


Trump links federal hiring freeze to fighting corruption
In the News

October 24, 2016

The notion of a Donald Trump Gettysburg address might make Abe Lincoln roll over, but the Republican presidential nominee’s speech near the Civil War cemetery is one that could have a significant effect on federal employees and the taxpayers they serve. Saturday’s speech was a serious one, although Trump overshadowed his proposed first 100 day “Contract with the American Voter” by first threatening to sue “liars,” the many women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The Washington Post


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