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Daniel Lipka

Daniel Lipka

Assistant Administrator (Acting) & Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Continuity

Mr. Daniel Lipka, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently serving in the roles of Acting Assistant Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrator for FEMA’s National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorate.

The NCP Directorate is charged with the coordination, implementation and execution of the continuity plans and programs of the executive branch, and with ensuring that the President and Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments can provide timely and effective alerts and warnings to the public under all conditions. Mr. Lipka served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for FEMA NCP from September 2018  to July 2019 before joining FEMA as the Director, Continuity Division, he worked in the Office of Operations Coordination (OPS) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he managed and implemented the Department-wide continuity program while coordinating with the interagency and the National Security Council staff. 

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 crises providing leadership to the DHS Crisis Action Team.

Mr. Lipka has extensive experience in all aspects of homeland security activities including 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 eight 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 Desert 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. 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.

Last updated March 5, 2021