Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Mr. McCaffery is the principal medical advisor to the Secretary of Defense. He administers the Military Health System (MHS) $50 billion Defense Health Program (DHP) budget and is responsible for ensuring the global delivery of quality, cost effective health care to 9.4 million Service Members, retirees, and their families. Mr. McCaffery oversees the Defense Health Agency and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Senior Science Advisor, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
US Department of Health and Human Services
George W. Korch, Jr., PhD is currently the Senior Science Advisor to theAssistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the US Department of Health and Human Services, a position he has held for much of the time up to the present since 2009.He has served during 2017 as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Health and Human Services (HHS) and as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in 2011.
Dr. Korch currently coordinates and helps oversee the U.S. Government’s Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise at HHS. He participates and/or leads on a variety of national and governmental committees under the auspices of the White House’s National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.He is the Co-chair of the Federal Expert Security Advisory Panel to the National Security Staff, as well as Chair of the Federal Security Laboratory Facilities Inventory and
Communications working group, under the auspices of the White House National Sciences and Technology Council.
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