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Deputy Assistant Secretary — John K. Moran

John K. Moran bio

Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Moran graduated from Westfield State University with a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice. Early in his career, he served as a member of the United States Capitol Police, and as a Federal Air Marshal/Special Agent with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Mr. Moran progressed through a variety of managerial and senior executive positions during his 32 years of Federal service including: Special Agent in Charge, Washington, D.C. Civil Aviation Security Field Office; Chief of Staff, FAA Office of Airports, Program Assessment and Evaluation Officer, FAA Office of Civil Aviation Security; and Director, Red Team and Explosives Security Division, FAA Office of Civil Aviation Security.

Following the September 11th attacks on the United States, Mr. Moran played a significant role in helping shape the legislation that founded the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and was instrumental in building TSA from the ground up. For his work during this time, Mr. Moran received a September 11th Service Medal from the Secretary of Transportation in recognition of dedicated service to his country. He became the TSA Assistant Administrator responsible for all aspects of training a 50,000 person workforce and served as Vice Chair of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board. In 2005, Mr. Moran was asked to serve as the acting Associate Administrator and Chief Support Systems Officer, during a leadership change at TSA. During this time, he was responsible for TSA’s Offices of Human Resources, Finance and Administration, Security Technology, Information Technology, Training, and Acquisitions.

Currently, Mr. Moran serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service at the Department of Labor. In this position, Mr. Moran leads the operations and management functions of the agency, including formula and competitive grants administration, the transition assistance and compliance programs, and the human resources, budget, and performance management functions.

Mr. Moran has completed a variety of executive programs including; U.S. Coast Guard Academy for new SES and Flag Officers, and the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program at the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca.

Mr. Moran is married and has two sons. He and his family reside in Oakton, Virginia.