Presidential Transition Timeline

Outgoing Administration
January 2017 Pre-inauguration


Conduct tabletop exercises (with both outgoing cabinet and incoming cabinet heads) for select agencies to prepare for a crisis management scenario


Direct the White House Military Office and Secret Service to coordinate briefings for the president-elect, incoming national security team and key advisors (November–Inauguration)
Engage with the transition’s operations team to coordinate preparations for moving the new team into the White House (December–Inauguration)