Play-Action has keen insights into the mission, policy development, legislative maters and operations at the Department of Homeland Security. James Norton was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Michael Chertoff. In this role, he advocated for and advanced President George W. Bush’s homeland security policies and initiatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle often lauded him for his bipartisan and pragmatic approach.
During his time with the Department of Homeland Security James advocated for and participated in policy and appropriations discussion on key issues including cyber security, border security, chemical security, immigration, emergency preparedness, transportation, and public safety.