Office Descriptions

Below are brief descriptions of the components, or offices, at ONDCP. The enclosed information is not intended to serve as an exhaustive description for each office.
 

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR (OD)

Supports the Director and the Chief of Staff in the management of ONDCP and in creation of the guidance required for the development and coordination of drug control policy.
 

OFFICE OF POLICY, RESEARCH AND BUDGET (OPRB)

Coordinates policy and budget development by the National Drug Control Program agencies.  This office also coordinates demand and supply reduction policies, including the disruption of domestic and international markets for illegal drugs, by Federal, State, local and tribal agencies and international partners.  This office encourages strategic actions and partnerships, as well as oversight of drug interdiction efforts.  In addition, the office provides analysis of recent research results and data and performance information pertaining to drug policy.
 

OFFICE OF PROGRAMS (OP)

Manages the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program and programs in the Other Federal Drug Control Account (including: Drug-Free Communities, Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance, Anti-Doping Activities, World Anti-Doping Agency, and Section 1105 of P.L. 109-469).
 

OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (OPA)

This office develops and implements communication strategies to convey the Administration’s drug policy priorities to the media and the public.
 

OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL PUBLIC LIAISON (OIPL)

This office works closely with national, state, local, and tribal leaders and law enforcement and substance abuse organizations to provide strategic outreach as ONDCP establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation’s drug control program.
 

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (OLA)

This office works to advance the Administration’s drug policy with the United States Congress through outreach to Members of Congress and their staff, involvement in Congressional hearings, and the development of legislative strategies for bills and issues.
 

OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL (OLC)

Provides legal advice on all aspects of ONDCP business (including ethics, acquisition law and appropriations law) and legal advice on policy development. 
 

OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE (OI)

Provides analytic support of intelligence-related issues to the Director and senior ONDCP staff, as well as coordinating drug-related Intelligence Community and law enforcement intelligence efforts.
 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (OMA)

Provides financial management, human resources, information technology, security, administrative, and travel services support for ONDCP.