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Security Policy and Plans Division

The Policy and Plans division develops DOT policy and coordinates DOT participation in interagency policy development related to intelligence, security, and all aspects of all-hazards preparedness. The Division coordinates DOT-wide interaction with the National Security Council and its interagency policy committees. The Division also leads DOT’s service as co-lead of the Transportation Sector-Specific Agency, serves as the Secretary’s public health advisor, and is focal point for both Departmental and interagency response and recovery planning.

Partner Agencies:

  • Homeland Security Council
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Health and Human Services, and
  • Other Federal agencies regarding policy issues relating to intelligence, security, and emergency response


  • DOT Operating Administrations
  • Office of the Secretary of Transportation Offices
  • Department of Homeland Security,
  • White House National Security Council, and
  • Other interagency partners

Major Projects:

  • DOT liaison with White House Policy Groups
  • National Preparedness/Presidential Policy Directive-8
  • Critical infrastructure/Presidential Policy Directive-21
  • Transportation Systems Sector co-Sector Specific Agency responsibilities
  • Civil Reserve Air Fleet Allocations
  • Defense Production Act
  • Emergent issues (i.e., Ebola Virus Disease)
  • Public Health


Updated: Friday, January 16, 2015