Assistant Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Alan Gorowitz serves as Assistant Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy (SPP). The SPP Directorate facilitates strategic planning for security cooperation activities, integrating foreign military sales, DoD activities, and State Department grant assistance. In support of U.S. national security objectives, SPP develops and leads the development and review of security cooperation administration and execution policies. SPP conducts partner analysis to identify opportunities for security cooperation enterprise improvements that facilitate foreign partner acquisition of U.S. defense articles and services. SPP promotes comprehensive security cooperation program design that enables allies and partners to select the best solutions and develop the capacity to absorb, apply, and sustain capabilities. Mr. Gorowitz joined DSCA in 2018.
Mr. Gorowitz began his Department of Defense career in 2000 at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Germany, where he facilitated partner defense reform and policy implementation efforts through advising, conferences and seminars, and building national security professional networks. Returning to the U.S. in 2007, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) for over ten years providing policy advice and oversight including assignments as Director, Counterterrorism Partnerships; Chief of Staff and Director, Partnership Policy and Strategy; and Domestic Terrorism and Cyber Threat Information Sharing Coordinator. Prior to joining Federal Service, Mr. Gorowitz served for five years at the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Gorowitz is a graduate of the National War College. His awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Service (3), the OSD Achievement Award, and the Department of the Army Award for Superior Civilian Service.