Office of Policy and Strategic Planning (OPSP)

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Phone: 

202-482-4127

Fax: 

202-482-4636

The Office of Policy and Strategic Planning (OPSP) develops strategic policy priorities and provides policy counsel to the leadership of the Department of Commerce. Specifically, OPSP 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 actionable policy advice to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary
  • Working with Bureau leadership and experts regarding Administration and Department perspectives

Policy Coordination

  • Engaging bureaus within the Department to coordinate and integrate 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

Areas of Focus

The OPSP team is organized around the following priorities:

  • Global Economics (Team Lead: Thomas Wyler)
  • Innovation (Team Lead: Joshua Mandell)
  • Environment & Energy (Team Lead: Catherine Barrett)
  • Data (Team Lead: David Langdon)
  • Cybersecurity and Technology (Team Lead: Clete Johnson)
  • Manufacturing (Team Lead: Erin Sparks)
  • Standards and other Economic Priorities (Team Leads: Jeff Weiss, Carter Halfman)

OPSP Team

  • John Ratliff — Counselor to the Secretary and Director of Policy and Strategic Planning
  • Catherine Barrett — Deputy Director of Policy and Strategic Planning
  • Jeff Weiss — Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
  • Clete Johnson — Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Technology
  • Marguerite Jiménez — Senior Policy Advisor, Global Economics Team
  • David Langdon — Senior Advisor for Economics and Statistics
  • Andrew Longhi — Confidential Assistant, Global Economics Team
  • Joshua Mandell — Senior Advisor for Innovation and Competitiveness
  • Carter Halfman — Special Advisor
  • Erin Sparks — Senior Advisor for Manufacturing
  • David Talbot — Policy Advisor, Global Economics Team
  • Thomas Wyler — Counselor to the Secretary and Senior Advisor for International Economics, Global Economics Team
  • John Yang — Senior Advisor for Trade and Strategic Initiatives, Global Economics Team
  • Edward Lannan — Special Assistant

Leadership

Counselor to the Secretary and Director of Policy and Strategic Planning
Deputy Director
Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Planning and Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives

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