Executive Order to the Office of Management and Budget
The White House
June 20, 2002
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws
of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. I hereby establish within the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) a Transition Planning Office for the Department of Homeland
Security (the "Transition Planning Office"), to be headed by the Director
of the Transition Planning Office for the Department of Homeland Security (the
"Director for Transition Planning").
Sec. 2. Missions. The missions of the Transition Planning Office shall
(a) coordinate, guide, and conduct transition and related planning throughout
the executive branch of the United States Government in preparation for
establish-ment of the proposed Department of Homeland Security; and
(b) consistent with Presidential guidance, work with the Congress as it
considers legislation to establish that Department.
Sec. 3. Administration.
(a) The Director of OMB shall ensure that the Transition Planning Office
receives appropriate personnel (including detailees and assignees, as appropriate),
funding, and administrative support for the Office, subject to the availability
of appropriations. The Director of OMB is authorized to make expenditures
under section 522 of title 31, United States Code, as may be appropriate
to carry out this order.
(b) If an individual who is an Assistant to the President is appointed
to serve simultaneously as Director for Transition Planning, the functioning,
personnel, funds, records, and property of the office of the Assistant to
the President and the office of the Director for Transition Planning shall
be kept separate in the same manner as if the two offices were headed by
two different individuals.
Sec. 4. Other Departments and Agencies. This order does not alter the
existing authorities of United States Government departments and agencies. In
carrying out the missions set forth in section 2 of this order, all executive
departments and agencies are directed to assist the Director for Transition
Planning and the Transition Planning Office to the extent permitted by law.
Sec. 5. Termination.
The Transition Planning Office, and all the authorities of this order, shall
terminate within 90 days after the date on which legislation creating the Department
of Homeland Security is enacted, or within 1 year of the date of this order,
whichever occurs first.