Mr. Mike Restovich is a Senior Advisor at Command Group. Mr. Restovich spent more than three decades in the federal government, filling critical national security roles domestically and on behalf of the U.S. government overseas.
Most recently, Mr. Restovich served in the Senior Executive Service at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), where he worked in key capacities at headquarters and in the field. In August of 2009, Mr. Restovich returned to the U.S. after completing his service as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attaché at the U.S. Embassy in London, where he was the senior homeland security official representing the Secretary of DHS, the TSA Administrator, and the U.S. Chief of Mission for the Embassy in London. In the United Kingdom, Mr. Restovich represented the Office of International Affairs and the DHS Policy Directorate in critical bilateral discussions with UK Home Office and Department for Transport.
Mr. Restovich also previously served as Assistant Administrator of TSA Security Operations, overseeing 450 airports and a $3.7 billion-dollar budget. During his tenure, he successfully led a reorganization of the Office of Security Operations (OSO), improving communication with the field, streamlining HQ field management, realigning the Federal Security Director’s staffing and frontline management, and implementing new performance measures, resulting in cost reductions and increased efficiencies throughout the network. Ongoing operational initiatives like the Behavior Detection Officer Program, the Travel Document Checker Program, and Bomb Appraisal Officer were efforts conceived, planned, and budgeted while Mr. Restovich led OSO. He also played an integral role in TSA’s vital support role after Hurricane Katrina and subsequently architected and implemented a Critical Incident Management Plan within OSO for response to major events throughout the world.
Prior to serving as Assistant Administrator of TSA Security Operations, Mr. Restovich led the establishment of TSA’s Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, where he led the effort to build a resilient, robust, and sustainable network with TSA’s public and private sector partners to ensure the safe movement of passengers and promote the free flow of commerce across intermodal transportation systems. He was the primary architect of the largest U.S. government attempt at executing the network management model – covering rail, pipelines, airports, airlines, cargo, highways, and surface transportation – successfully laying a firm operational foundation that is still in use today.
Mr. Restovich has held key leadership positions in the private sector as well, serving as a Director of Asset Protection for Exodus Communications and as Head of the Network Integrity Group for MCI WorldCom in Dallas, Texas. Before joining MCI WorldCom, he served twenty-two years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service with assignments in several field offices around the country as well as in various protective and headquarters’ assignments.
Chief Homeland Security Attache,
U.S. Embassy in London, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Assistant Administrator Office of Security Operations,
U.S. Transportation Security Administration
Assistant Administrator, Office of Transportation Sector Management, U.S. Transportation Security Administration
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