"Ultimately, the Secret Service is responsible for assuring that - from a security and Presidential support perspective - the transition between administrations is seamless. During this time, the protection of the current President and Vice President, as well as the President and Vice President-elect, remains the highest priority of the U.S. Secret Service".
The recent election of a new President and Vice President of the United States marks the beginning of another transition period at the White House. In the weeks leading up to January's Presidential Inauguration, numerous preparations will be made to ensure a smooth changeover of administrations. One critical component of this transition is ensuring the security of both the incoming and outgoing executive leadership. Transitioning this critical protection apparatus involves not only a great deal of planning and preparation but also coordination between the various organizations responsible for ensuring the security of the President of the United States.
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