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Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans

DHS Policy is the mission-oriented, component-focused organization for the Secretary, Deputy, and the Component Heads, to:

  • Advise the Secretary and Deputy Secretary
  • Develop policy, including representing the Department in Interagency fora
  • Coordinate and unify policy positions
  • Lead and coordinate international engagement and negotiations
  • Operate programs (REAL ID and Visa Waiver Program)
  • Lead the development of operational and resource allocation guidance
  • Develop strategies
  • Develop operational plans
  • Collect, maintain, and report immigration data

Organizational chart

Leadership

  • Under Secretary, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (vacant), Ambassador James D. Nealon, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, (Vacant)
  • Chief of Staff, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans, (Vacant)
     
  • Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Ambassador James D. Nealon
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Engagement, Matt King
  • Assistant Secretary, Threat Prevention and Security Policy, (Vacant)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Screening Coordination (acting), Ted Sobel
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement Policy (acting), Justin Matthes
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Information Sharing, (Vacant)
  • Assistant Secretary, Border, Immigration, and Trade Policy, Michael Dougherty
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Immigration Policy, (Vacant)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Immigration Statistics, Marc Rosenblum
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade and Transport, Christa Brzozowski
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Americas, (Vacant)
  • Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, (Vacant)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy Tom McDermott
  • Assistant Secretary, Strategy, Planning, Analysis & Risk, (Vacant)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Strategy, Susan Coller Monarez
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Plans, (acting), Chris Abbott
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Unity of Effort Integration, Drew Kuepper
Last Published Date: July 9, 2018

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