Slow Nominations and Confirmations Pose a Threat to National Security

May 24, 2022

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: Appointees,Congress,Data,National Security

Tags: national security,political appointments,Senate confirmation

Slow Nominations and Confirmations Pose a Threat to National Security

Data from the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition reveals chronic delays at nearly every step of the presidential nomination and congressional confirmation process—even for the national security positions that all stakeholders agree are essential to minimize threats during the first months of a new administration.

Letter from GSA Administrator Ascertaining Apparent Winner of 2020 Election

November 23, 2020

Publication Type: Historical Documents

Publication Tags: 2020,Agencies,Agency Landing Teams,Ascertainment,GSA,Joe Biden,National Security,Security Clearance

Letter ascertaining the winner of the 2020 presidential election from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy to President-elect Joe Biden on Nov. 23, 2020, which triggers to resources and support from the General Services Administration in support of the presidential transition.

Message to White House Hopefuls

January 20, 2016

Publication Type: Commentary

Publication Tags: 2016,National Security,Transition Management

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.

The Miller Center’s First Year 2017 Project

October 15, 2015

Publication Type: External Resource

Publication Tags: Budget,Historical,National Security

The Miller Center’s 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.

Romney National Security Review Group Charter

August 25, 2012

Publication Tags: 2012,Agency Review,Historical,Mitt Romney,National Security

This charter document provides instructions and guidelines for the National Security Review Group operation and describes the deliverables members of the Review Group are expected to produce. The National Security Review Group assesses certain matters related to the national security policymaking organizations.