Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland SecuritySuzanne Spaulding serves as Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at DHS. She oversees the coordinated operational and policy functions of the Directorate’s subcomponents: office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Infrastructure Protection, Biometric Identity Management, Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis and the Federal Protective Service. Spaulding has spent nearly 25 years working on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic Administrations and on both sides of the aisle of Congress. She has led or served on national commissions on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, cybersecurity and homeland security. Spaulding earned both her law degree and undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia.
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