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Office of Operations

What We Do

The Office of Operations provides legal advice on a broad range of issues affecting the Department's programs.  We are the principal legal advisors to the General Counsel and Departmental Offices in the following areas of law: 

  • The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
  • Information and Privacy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Native American Sovereignty and Jurisdiction
  • The Department's Security and Emergency Response Authorities
  • Cybersecurity

In addition to the practice areas listed above, we handle records management issues, environmental implications of emerging technologies, and Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office audits.

Who We Are

Lisa Swafford Assistant General Counsel for Operations

Mona Qureshi
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Operations