Mark P. Harvey is the former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council Staff. In this role, he coordinated efforts to develop and implement integrated national strategies and policies that mitigate the risk of catastrophic events on the American people. These included efforts to heighten the protection of critical infrastructure, prepare communities for emergencies, facilitate effective response to disasters, and foster long term recovery from large-scale incidents.
Over the past 15 years, he has helped author a wide variety of plans, policies, and doctrine to foster resilience through effective risk management. He has been the lead author for critical infrastructure security and resilience programs, especially those in the Government Facilities Sector, provided physical security and risk management training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and developed and assessed continuity programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Mr. Harvey received his Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies with High Distinction from the University of Virginia.