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In May 2012, President Obama appointed Ms. Caitlin A. Durkovich Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection (IP).  In her role, she leads the Department’s efforts to strengthen public-private partnerships and coordinate programs to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure, assess and mitigate risk, build resilience, and strengthen incident response and recovery.  Previously, she served as the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Chief of Staff, overseeing day-to-day management of the Directorate, as well as development of internal policy and strategic planning focused on integrating the physical- cyber nexus.  She has more than 16 years of homeland security-related expertise covering a wide range of activities, including continuity of operations (COOP) and business continuity, cybersecurity, pandemic planning, security and policy standards development, strategic management, leadership, institutional transformation, and communications. 


Caitlin A. Durkovich

Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection

National Protection and Programs Directorate

U.S. Department of

Homeland Security