Melody Barnes on the 2008 Transition and What Lies Ahead for the Biden-Harris Team
In this episode of Transition Lab, Melody Barnes joined host David Marchick to discuss post-election transition planning, how new administrations plan and implement policy and why we need a smooth transfer of power today.
How Does the GSA “Ascertain” the Outcome of an Election? An Inside Look at the GSA, Ascertainment and the 2000 Election
On this week’s episode of Transition Lab, host David Marchick unpacks the contested 2000 presidential election with David J. Barram, who served as administrator of the General Services Administration from 1996-2000. Barram discusses the process of ascertainment, his work during the 2000 election and how that contest differed from the 2020 race.
John Podesta on the 2020 Presidential Transition
John Podesta talked to Transition Lab Host David Marchick about his transition experiences during victorious and unsuccessful elections, offered advice on political and judicial appointments, suggested climate change will be high on Joe Biden’s agenda if he wins and discussed the challenges Biden may face with the Trump White House if he becomes the president-elect.
An Inside Look at How the Partnership for Public Service Helps Build Better Presidential Transitions
In this episode, Max Stier and David Marchick discuss the Center’s work, their concerns about the 2020 transition cycle and why transitions have improved in recent years.
Famed journalist John Dickerson on “the hardest job in the world”
In this episode of Transition Lab, host David Marchick spoke with John Dickerson about his experience covering presidents, why presidents often struggle with their transition to the White House, how we should view the presidency and how Joe Biden and Donald Trump would govern if elected in November.
The conclusion of the political conventions represents an important milestone in transition planning
The conclusion of the Democratic and Republican national conventions this month mark the official start of the 2020 presidential campaign and a key turning point for transition planning.
Announcing the 2020 Presidential Transition Guide
The new edition of the Presidential Transition Guide shows that it is imperative that presidential candidates prioritize the top 100 appointments early in order to get them through the clearance process. It also emphasizes that policy plans should be aligned with the budget and supported by principles of sound management in executing the president’s agenda.
The Center for Presidential Transition: Helping the 2020 candidates prepare to govern
As the 2020 presidential election heats up, President Trump and the myriad Democratic candidates will not only have to campaign, they also will have to prepare to govern for the next four years – preparation that take place well before voters go to the polls. Doing so will mean putting campaign promises into policy, recruiting capable teams and managing the largest and most complex organization in the world – the U.S. government.