"The transition team hasn’t arrived at the Pentagon yet," Carter said. "They are expected sometime this week, but that is up to them."
The secretary underscored that he is committed to an orderly transition of power.
"We are ready to welcome them and to help the new team to get started," Carter noted.
On Tuesday, Trump won the 2016 US presidential election with 290 electoral votes, while his rival Hillary Clinton received 232 votes despite winning the popular vote by a margin of some 200,000