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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

Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans Organizational Chart


  • Under Secretary, Chad F. Wolf (Acting Secretary)
  • Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary, Scott L. Glabe
  • Deputy Under Secretary, James W. McCament
  • Chief of Staff, David R. Dorey
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Strategic Integration and Policy Planning, Drew Kuepper
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement, Matt King
  • Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Tyler Houlton (A)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere, David Cloe
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Eastern Hemisphere, Robert Paschall
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Engagement, John Gountanis
  • Assistant Secretary, Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention, Alex Zemek (A)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Screening and Vetting, Alex Zemek
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention, David R. Dorey (A)
  • Assistant Secretary, Border Security and Immigration, Sarah Rehberg
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Immigration, Sheila Mahmoudi (A)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Border Security, Roxanna Rodriguez-Torres (A)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Immigration Statistics, Marc Rosenblum
  • Assistant Secretary, Trade and Economic Security, Scott Glabe
    • Senior Official Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary, Scott Friedman
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade, Michael Ding
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Economic Security, Scott Friedman
  • Assistant Secretary, Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience, Matt Hayden (A)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, Thomas McDermott
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience, Pedro Allende
Last Published Date: December 14, 2020

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