Government Matters Logo
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
David Marchick, Director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses what the Biden and Trump transition organizations and government agencies are doing to prepare for the next administration

With Election Day less than two months away, preparations are already well underway for the presidential transition process. At the start of the month, former Vice President and current Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden’s transition team began receiving government-funded support.

“It’s really crunch time for transition planning,” David Marchick, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service, said. “There are the career officials around the government agencies who are preparing for either eventuality, and the Biden team is gearing up to be ready on day one, should they win.”

The Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010 provides major party candidates resources to begin preparing for a potential transition to office following the party’s nominating convention. Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic Presidential nominee on August 19.

Marchick said the Center for Presidential Transition started getting arrangements in place with the Trump Administration, as well as ten Democratic presidential campaigns, back in January of this year.

“The [federal] agencies, they’re working hard. The career officials take this very seriously,” Marchick said. “They’re operating to implement the Presidential Transition Act, and I feel very good about where they are today.”

The transition planning goes beyond both presidential campaigns, according to Marchick. Agencies across federal government have begun outreach to the Trump and Biden campaigns as well, doing things like getting briefing materials ready and preparing a second term agenda, as well as a succession plan for either outcome of the election.

Share This
Where to Watch
  • WJLA 24/7 News
    Weeknights at 8 PM and 11 PM on WJLA 24/7
  • ABC7
    Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on ABC7
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network
Sponsored

Transform Data: Protect. Automate. Modernize., The Future of Cloud Data Management

Watch on Thursday, December 10th at 11:30 a.m. WJLA 24/7 News
More
December 2020
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Our Brands
  • Government Matters Logo
  • Government Matters Defense
  • Government Matters Thought Leadership Network