K. Denise Rucker Krepp is a homeland security, transportation, and sexual assault expert who began her career as an active duty Coast Guard officer in 1998.
After September 11, 2001, Ms. Krepp was a member of the team that created the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Krepp was a staffer on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and then served as Chief Counsel at the U.S. Maritime Administration during the first Obama administration. Ms. Krepp is currently a private consultant, writer, and lecturer. She’s published essays in the Washington Post, Journal of Commerce, Tradewinds, Jezebel, The Hill, American Shipper, Maritime Executive, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Roll Call.
Ms. Krepp is also a locally elected DC official and Girl Scout troop leader.
Homeland Security – Helped create the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. Wrote DHS' authorizing legislation regarding maritime security, rail, and mass transit security.
Sexual Assault – Sharing lessons learned with parents and students on using positional power to change how colleges and universities address campus rape. Sharing same lessons with Catholic parishioners to effect change in the Catholic Church.
Transparency – Successfully sued the Department of Justice for information regarding the prosecution of violent crimes in Washington, DC. Using the information gained to pressure DOJ to increase prosecution rate of sexual assaults.
Voting for Confederate flag violates oath of office
The Hill [July 10, 2015]
Crimes Without Punishment
New York Times [October 21, 2015]
Coast Guard: Missing Ship Likely Sank
MSNBC [October 5, 2015]
Transporting oil by rail: Is this a risk to national security?
Government Security News [March 17, 2015]
[Op-Ed] Fleecing Maritime Schools and Heritage Organizations
The Maritime Executive [March 3, 2015]
Service Academies, Too, Should Have to Publicly Report Sexual Assaults
The Chronicle of Higher Education [October 29, 2014]
When it comes to sexual assault, the military keeps coming up with new ways to appall us
Washington Post [March 6, 2014]
Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response
C-SPAN [January 30, 2014]
Guest Opinion: Female Military Personnel Aren't Whores
Roll Call [September 19, 2013]