According to a Biden Administration Transition website — — “Agency review teams are responsible for understanding the operations of each agency, ensuring a smooth transfer of power, and preparing for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and their cabinet to hit the ground running on Day One. These teams are composed of highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in crucial policy areas across the federal government. The teams have been crafted to ensure they not only reflect the values and priorities of the incoming administration, but reflect the diversity of perspectives crucial for addressing America’s most urgent and complex challenges.”

The DoD Review Team is led by Dr, Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank.