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Presidential Transition Office

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Presidential Transition Office (PTO) coordinates and supports the Department’s transition activities in cooperation with DHS operational and support components, the White House, and other Federal agencies. 

Located within the Management Directorate, the PTO reports to the Under Secretary for Management and is led by the DHS Presidential Transition Officer.  Supporting Presidential Transition Officer is a staff of DHS career civil servants and military personnel with a broad range of operational and administrative backgrounds and experience.

The mission of the PTO is to ensure continuity of operations and a seamless transition from the current administration to the next administration through thorough planning, preparation, and collaboration across DHS and with the interagency.

For questions regarding the DHS Presidential Transition Office please email

Additional Resources

November 4 Presidential Transition Update

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Last Published Date: June 28, 2016

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