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Office of Policy and Strategic Planning

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The Office of Policy and Strategic Planning develops strategic policy priorities and provides policy counsel to the leadership of the Department of Commerce. Specifically, the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning works with the Department's leadership by:

Strategic Planning

  • Developing strategic policy priorities
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of policy initiatives that support these priorities

Policy Counsel

  • Supplying timely and relevant policy advice to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary
  • Providing feedback to Bureau leadership regarding Administration and Department perspectives

Policy Coordination

  • Engaging bureaus within the Department to ensure coordination and integration of policy initiatives with secretarial and Administration objectives
  • Leading cross-bureau initiatives and supporting the implementation of bureau-led policy initiatives
  • Offering policy input into secretarial communications by coordinating bureau policy input

Policy Outreach

  • Synthesizing input and ideas from the Administration, the private sector, non-profit organizations and the academic community to inform the Department's policy formulation process


  • Gadi Dechter, Deputy Director of Policy and Strategic Planning
  • Andy Grotto, Senior Policy Adviser for Technology
  • Karen Hyun, Senior Policy Adviser for Energy and the Environment
  • Neal Orringer, Senior Policy Adviser for Manufacturing
  • Tom Wyler, Senior Policy Adviser for International Trade and Investment
  • Joshua Mandell, Senior Policy Adviser for Innovation and Competitiveness
  • David Langdon, Economist
  • David Talbot, Special Assistant

Contact Information

Office phone:
202-482-4636 (FAX)

Mailing Address:
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230

For information about news releases and speeches, please visit the newsroom or contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-482-4883.