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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements

HHS/ASPR Incident Command and Control

The Office of Strategy, Policy, Planning, and Requirements (SPPR) within HHS/ASPR Incident Command and Control (ICC),  ensures ASPR’s operational preparedness and response capabilities coincide with ASPR’s priorities, align with broader policy and planning considerations, are adequately resourced based on strategic priorities, and are effectively evaluated through data-driven analysis.

SPPR encompasses ASPR's policy planning lifecycle, bridging SPPR’s four functional divisions with other ASPR elements to adapt and shift quickly between steady state and response operations.

Oversees a strategic approach to ASPR priorities and provides an anticipatory, long-term perspective on national health security to advance preparedness and response initiatives for the ASPR and HHS Secretary.

Formulates national health security, biodefense, and public health and medical preparedness and response policy, including the integration and oversight of ASPR policy to achieve national health security objectives.

Leads and conducts integrated strategic, operational, and crisis action planning in coordination with federal interagency partners to prepare for and respond to 21st century health security threats, in order to limit adverse health impacts of emergencies and disasters.


Establishes requirements for development and acquisition of capability-based materiel and non-materiel solutions that are the most effective and fiscally responsible measures to close critical health security gaps in support of the ASPR mission.

​ASPR Program Office for Innovation and Industrial Base Expansion (IBx)

The ASPR Program Office for Innovation and Industrial Base Expansion (IBx) was established to coordinate strategic industrial base expansion and innovation efforts across ASPR, federal partners, academia, and the private sector to bring novel solutions and practices for response and recovery operations to life. Learn More »

  • This page last reviewed: June 09, 2021