Mr. Lipka joined DHS in May 2007, where he served as a Senior Law Enforcement Advisor and Chief of the Assessments Section within the Current Operations Division, and assumed duties as the Deputy Director in 2011. During this timeframe, he worked on a variety of real-world events and crisis providing leadership to the DHS Crisis Action Team.
Mr. Lipka has extensive experience in all aspects of homeland security activities to include: Continuity Operations, crisis management, intelligence and information sharing, human resources, financial management, training management, law enforcement, and drug control initiatives.
Previously, Mr. Lipka was a Law Enforcement Analyst, Office of State and Local Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President from 2003 to 2007 where he provided Program management for 8 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas with a budget of over 40 million dollars.
Mr. Lipka is a retired Army Military Police Officer and a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Storm. He is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a B.S. in Management and attained a M.A. in Criminology/Corrections from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (185) and attended the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Kennedy School of Government.