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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Principal-Level Transition Exercise

The White House on Friday afternoon convened a transition exercise with members of the President-Elect's team and Cabinet designees together with current senior White House, Cabinet, and agency leaders. The exercise provided a high-level perspective on a series of challenges that the next administration may face and introduced the key authorities, policies, capabilities, and structures that are currently in place to respond to major domestic incidents. Members of President Obama's team shared experiences and lessons from incident responses they experienced, and both sides discussed a number of response scenarios together. Participants agreed that the exercise was productive and advanced the shared goal of conducting the most professional and seamless transition possible.
Obama Administration Participants Included:
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism 

Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and White House Chief of Staff
Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs 
Neil Eggleston, Assistant to the President and White House Counsel
Cecilia Munoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council
Avril Haines, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor 
Dab Kern, Assistant to the President and Director, White House Military Office
Amy Pope, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President 
Suzy George, Deputy Assistant to the President and NSC Chief of Staff
John Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy Director 
Shaun Donovan, Office of Management and Budget Director
Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense
Gen Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy 
John King, Secretary of Education
Nicholas Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
James Comey, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director
John Brennan, Central Intelligence Agency Director
Gayle Smith, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator 
Sylvia Burwell, Health and Human Services Secretary
Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Ely Ratner, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Thomas Shannon, UnderSecretary of State for Political Affairs
Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury 
Lt. Gen Todd Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Sally Yates, Deputy Attorney General
Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Christopher Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor
Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
Nani Coloretti, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Victor Mendez, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation 
Kevin Hanretta, Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs 
Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator 
ADM Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
Stanley Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency 
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration Administrator 
Gen Lori Robinson, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command 
Gen Joseph Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
Incoming Administration Participants Included:
Reince Priebus 
Rex Tillerson 
Steven Mnuchin 
Gen. James Mattis 
Rep. Ryan Zinke 
Sen. Jeff Sessions
Rep. Mike Pompeo
Wilbur Ross 
Betsy DeVos
Sen. Dan Coats
Andrew Puzder 
Dr. Tom Price
Dr. Ben Carson 
Elaine Chao 
Gov. Rick Perry 
Dr. David Shulkin 
Gen. John Kelly 
Rep. Mick Mulvaney 
Linda McMahon 
Sean Spicer 
Joe Hagin 
Stephen Miller 
Marc Short 
Joshua Pitcock 
Tom Bossert 
KT McFarland 
Gen. Michael Flynn 
Gary Cohn 
Katie Walsh 
Rick Dearborn