Publications and Resources

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Is Joe Biden right that transition starts with an ‘apparent’ winner?

November 19, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Is Biden correct about the legal standard for the General Services Administration to initiate the transition process?

History Suggests Delay In Trump-Biden Transition Could Mean Danger

November 19, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

As President Trump continues to contest the results of the election, President-elect Joe Biden continues to shape his administration, which will take office on Jan. 20. But there is still no formal transition underway, a far cry from the last several times new presidents have taken power.

With transition stalled, Biden camp turns to former Trump administration officials for guidance

November 18, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is turning to a group of former officials, who served in the Trump administration, for guidance on major national security threats to the country, multiple sources confirmed to ABC News, a sign that the former vice president is plowing ahead with his transition to power despite unprecedented obstacles.

The Transition: The ‘traffic jam’ gets worse every day the White House delays

November 18, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

David Marchick, director of the Center for Presidential Transition, has a traffic report for us on this special episode of the Political Theater podcast: If the Trump administration doesn’t start doing its part in the transition to the Biden administration, it’s going to cause backups in serving the public that threaten our well-being, even our...

Biden fills his West Wing. The Cabinet will wait

November 18, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The transition time between one presidential administration and the next is always frenetic, fast-paced and full of some uncertainty as campaigns try to morph into governments. Doing it during a surging pandemic and an economic downturn makes it even more important to hand things over the right way.

Biden uses workarounds to prepare for the presidency

November 18, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with his successor is forcing President-elect Joe Biden to seek unusual workarounds to prepare for the exploding public health threat and evolving national security challenges he will inherit in just nine weeks.

The Biden administration will be hit with multiple crises from the get-go

November 17, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

As soon as President-elect Joe Biden steps into the Oval Office in January, he will be hit with an onslaught of crises that will require immediate attention. 

Delay in Presidential transition risks national security and national health, former Homeland Security Secretaries say

November 16, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

As President Donald Trump continues to hold out on conceding the election both publicly and behind the scenes, researchers say a slow transition could have serious consequences.

How Biden’s Team Seeks to Mitigate the Impact of a Delayed Transition

November 16, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

While the Trump administration continues to withhold executive branch materials and access normally afforded to presidential election winners, President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team are pushing forward with the process they say is only partially encumbered due to their deep familiarity with the inner-workings of government

Two Secretaries of Homeland Security Outline the Risks of a Disrupted Transition

November 13, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

A peaceful and prompt transition of power is crucial to both the health of American democracy and the nation’s security, Janet Napolitano and Michael Chertoff said Friday in a webinar hosted by the University of Virginia’s Institute for Democracy.