K. Denise Rucker Krepp is a homeland security, transportation, and military justice reform 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 joined the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee in 2005. In her role as Senior Counsel, Ms. Krepp advised members on homeland defense, and maritime, mass transit, and rail security issues.
Ms. Krepp served as Chief Counsel at the U.S. Maritime Administration and Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the first Obama administration. She is currently a private consultant and professor at Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Krepp also serves on the Board of Directors for The Infrastructure Security Partnership; is a commentator on Backroom Politics, a weekly radio show; and is a locally elected DC official.
Homeland Security – I helped create the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. As a Congressional staffer, I also wrote DHS' authorizing legislation regarding maritime security, rail, and mass transit security.
Military Justice Reform – As a former Coast Guard officer and Chief Counsel at the Maritime Administration, I've testified repeatedly about the need to reform the current military justice system.
Transparency – In my role as locally elected official, I FOIAed the Department of Justice for information regarding the prosecution of crime in Washington, DC. More information about this FOIA and subsequent legal action will be released in the next couple of weeks.
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]