Appointee Directory

Robert Dewey Jamison -- Department of Homeland Security
Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate

Robert D. Jamison is Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate. In that position he plays a leading role in the Department's integrated efforts to analyze, manage, and reduce risk. Jamison furthered the Department’s risk-reduction mission in his previous position as the Deputy Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration. As TSA's chief operating officer, he was responsible for all functional aspects of the agency charged with securing the nation's transportation systems. Before joining DHS, Jamison served for over three years as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. There, he was responsible for the operations and oversight of the $8 billion federal transit capital assistance programs, in addition to spearheading the agency's transit security program and its $4.5 billion Lower Manhattan transportation recovery operation, established in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11. In January of 2005, Jamison was designated by President Bush to serve as the Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, where he managed the agency’s response to several high profile rail accidents and directed the development and implementation of a data-driven rail safety action plan designed to significantly improve the safety of the Nation's rail system. Prior to his service in the federal government, Jamison was the Senior Operations Officer for the American Red Cross, the largest humanitarian aid organization in the country. He also spent 12 years in management, both domestically and abroad, with United Parcel Service. Jamison is a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Memphis, with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. In 2003, he was awarded the Secretary of Transportation’s 9/11 Medal, and in 2004, he received the U.S. Department of Transportation's War on Terrorism Ribbon.

Robert Dewey Jamison