Deputy Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Debra Jordan, Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, is responsible for matters related to emergency preparedness, disaster response, and national security. Ms. Jordan brings more than 30 years of information technology and communications experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where she managed a variety of critical information and communications systems.
While at DoD, Ms. Jordan served as the Command Information Officer for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where she led the Navy’s development of a cybersecurity roadmap for critical utilities and facilities infrastructure. Her career also includes assignments with responsibility for Navy communications networks and telephony services across the Pacific region. As Executive Agent for the U.S. Pacific Command, she led the establishment of E911 and Public Safety Answering Points for the DoD’s Command and Control communications system in the State of Hawaii, including an integrated fail-over capability with county and state first responders. She also served as DoD’s representative to the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission for numerous communications issues. As Executive Director for Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, she oversaw the migration of emergency communications systems, including integrating communications with state and local first responders. Ms. Jordan, a native of Hawaii, has received the Navy’s Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.