The votes are counted. Now, the task of building a government begins. President-elect Joe Biden must come into office prepared to solve an economic crisis and manage a pandemic on Inauguration Day and beyond. In a virtual forum in mid-December, Atlantic journalists led conversations exploring what it takes to create a team and set a new course for national policy and politics. We heard from present and former government officials and election experts with unique perspectives on executive branch transitions and what the on-ramp to the presidency looks like.