The documents also revealed a 16 page "Memorandum of Understanding" that outlined the additional spending that would have occurred had Romney won election. In that memo, the GSA agreed to buy cell phones for Romney staffers, set up a secure computer network and e-mail addresses for the Romney team, and pay utility costs during the work day.

In 2008, the Obama transition team had a total budget of $12 million as they worked to prepare the Executive Branch for the president's inauguration.