Department of Homeland Security
Matt Harmon is the Director of Web Communications in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, where he coordinates public web outreach and strategy for the Department and its components and oversees day-to-day operations of the department’s official website DHS.gov.
Prior to joining DHS headquarters, Matt served as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Web Manager, where he directed the federal web response during Hurricane Sandy as well as supported more than 150 disaster declarations. Matt also led the redesign of FEMA.gov using an open source content management system, which is now the baseline for all DHS component websites.
Before FEMA, Matt was the Webmaster for the Corporation for National and Community Service where he was responsible for all agency websites and ran Volunteer.gov (later Serve.gov) for the White House. He managed the Federal Government’s “Donate and Volunteer” web portal during Hurricane Katrina and spearheaded the U.S. government’s web response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami.
Matt graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Political Science and studied International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University.