Presidential Transition:

Opportunities and Challenges

GAO-01-229T: Published: Dec 4, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2000.

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The Presidential Transition Act was intended to simplify the transfer of executive power during presidential transitions. The events that have transpired since this year's Presidential election, however, will severely shorten the time available for the transition. This report focuses on five themes that will help the new administration implement its agenda and address management challenges in the federal government. These five themes include (1) focusing on management issues early, (2) building on progress already made in implementing a management framework, (3) constructing organizational approaches that recognize the reality of changing global and technological dynamics, (4) seizing the opportunity to reassess what government does and how it does it, and (5) making decisions with an eye toward long-term fiscal and policy challenges.

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