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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: The office is the primary point of contact with the White House Homeland Security Council, National Security Council, the Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and other Federal agencies regarding policy issues relating to intelligence, security and emergency management.

Stakeholders: DOT Operating Administrations, Office of the Secretary of Transportation offices, DHS, and other interagency partners and the White House Homeland Security Staff.

Major Projects:

  • DOT liaison with White House Policy Groups:
    • Principals/Deputies/Disaster Response Group/Policy Coordination Council meetings. Current issues on the agenda include: national preparedness goal and target capabilities, interagency planning process and appropriate use of planning scenarios, professional development; national command and coordination capability implementation; pandemic planning, maritime security, aviation security, and surface transportation security.
  • National Preparedness/PPD-8
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Transportation Sector Specific Plan and modal annexes including annual report
  • DOT lead on several Pandemic Plan tasks.
  • Pandemic Planning.
  • Civil Reserve Air Fleet Allocations
  • Defense Production Act
  • DOT Lead for Medical Countermeasures planning assistance with implementation

Acting Associate Director

Jennifer Roberson

Deputy Associate Director

Deborah Hinz

Policy and Plans Senior Analyst

Mike Callaham

Senior Public Health Advisor

CAPT Lynn Slepski

Policy Plans Specialist

Ken Lord

Policy Specialist

Gitanjali Borkar

Policy Specialist

Rubin Yabut

Interagency Fellow

Robert "Clay" McVay
Updated: Wednesday, December 3, 2014