The Assistant Secretary

The Assistant Secretary serves as the coordinating entity for internal and external stakeholders on a myriad of issues. The Office coordinates information, outreach, and the development of strategies to address major policy issues of importance to the Secretary, Office of Management and Budget, and Appropriations Committees. The Assistant Secreatary performs and oversees: the presentation of annual budget request to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress; other Departmental budget activities; management control and financial management; property, procurement and grants management; energy conservation; information resources management, including management systems, ADP and telecommunications; policy and program analysis; environmental affairs; management improvement; directives and regulatory management; personnel management, including training and career development; aircraft services; safety and space management; information and library services; law and drug enforcement; emergency preparedness; and special emphasis programs, including construction management, equal opportunity, small and minority business utilization and minority educational institutions.