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Trump’s war with the intelligence community is his biggest yet
In the News

February 16, 2017

Less than a month in office, President Trump has engaged in plenty of fights already — with the courts, Mexico, the media, and even Nordstrom. But his emerging fight with the U.S. intelligence community (over Russia and leaks) might be his biggest fight yet. On the one hand, you have the New York Times reporting that Trump is planning to appoint an ally who has little experience in intelligence matters "to lead a broad review" of the intelligence agencies.

NBC News

Tag(s): agencies, national security, White House


Presidential Transition Summer Timeline Infographic
Tools and Templates

August 30, 2016

This infographic outlines some of the presidential transition tasks the candidates’ teams will take on in the summer before the election.

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Tag(s): agencies, Center for Presidential Transition, GSA, national security, Partnership for Public Service, transition management, vetting


National Security infographic
Tools and Templates

August 29, 2016

This infographic describes the national security risks of a poorly executed transition

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Tag(s): agencies, appointees, appointments, best practice, Center for Presidential Transition, national security, Office of Presidential Personnel


Guidelines for Cabinet Orientation
Tools and Templates

January 20, 2016

Guidelines for conducting a Cabinet orientation.

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Tag(s): national security, White House


Message to White House Hopefuls
Commentary

January 20, 2016

In an open letter, the Center’s six advisory board members—Democrats and Republicans who have been involved in planning, executing and closely observing presidential transitions—urge the presidential candidates to start their transition planning early to avoid critical missteps.

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Tag(s): national security, transition management


The Miller Center’s First Year 2017 Project
External Resource

October 15, 2015

The First Year Project is a multi-year, non-partisan effort to examine the history and structure of presidential first years; assess the policy opportunities and threats for the next president; and influence the national debate by addressing candidates, opinion leaders, and the public.

Miller Center, University of Virginia

Tag(s): budget, national security, historical


Edward Ted Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015
External Resource

July 31, 2015

This bill codifies a number of best practices for the outgoing administration in transition.

114th Congress

Tag(s): laws and regulations, national security, security clearance, transition management


Obama-Biden Transition Project Agency Review and Document Policy
Tools and Templates

November 09, 2008

Memorandum detailing the procedures for handling documents during the agency review process.

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Tag(s): national security, policy, records, historical


9/11 Commission Recommendations: Implementation Status
External Resource

December 04, 2006

This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report that provides a review of the 9/11 Commission recommendations and the status of their implementation at the end of the 109th Congress.

https://www.fas.org

Tag(s): agencies, national security, security clearance


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