John ContestabileProgram Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Response Systems at Johns Hopkins, Applied Physics Lab
At the Applied Physics Lab, John manages range of homeland security programs. A former Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration, John led Emergency Planning/Response/Recovery activities of MDOT from 1996 to 2009. In addition to work at MDOT, John was named by the Governor as the Director of the Maryland Statewide Communications Interoperability Program. He also served as Maryland’s Acting Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.