Welcome to the Department of Defense (DoD) 2017 Transition Website. This site provides essential information for departing and incoming political appointees. Included are handbooks for incoming or departing officials. They may be reviewed on-line or in print.
In addition, the DoD/Washington Headquarters Services established a one-stop shop Transition Team to facilitate personnel, administrative, and logistical functions for the orderly arrival and departure of officials assigned to serve within OSD. The Team provides briefings designed to streamline the orientation of new OSD officials, as well as written materials that provide background on the "world of the Pentagon" and what can be expected in various areas, including security policies, legal matters, benefits, medical services, dining facilities, and official travel.