Transition milestones

October:


  • Identify the career official responsible for filling in for the departing political appointee at each major office. The Office of Management and Budget might have the transition leaders meet to confer with one another and provide another opportunity to do so after the election.


November:


  • Test continuity-of-operations procedures.



  • Prepare a brief summary of the department’s basic organization, current mission, performance goals and key employees.



  • Identify and summarize the policy, internal management, legal and infrastructure issues that will require the new administration’s immediate attention.



  • Prepare to provide the tools and briefings that incoming employees will need, which might include identification badges, computers, handheld devices, and access to secure information and ethics briefings.



January


  • Ensure that all plans are in place for fiscal 2009 programs and initiatives.



  • Make sure all program, high-risk, and management improvement goals and plans are in place and available to the public.


Source: Office of Management and Budget 

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.