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About Rick

Mr. Driggers is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for DHS Cybersecurity and Communications in the National Protection and Programs Directorate. He was formerly deputy chief of operations at Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center – the NCIC.

Mr. Driggers joined DHS in 2003, serving in a variety of roles. Of note, he was the Chief Technology Officer for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Additionally, he supported the President’s National Security Council as the Director for Data and Systems Integration Policy and was the lead developing the Climate Resilience Toolkit for the Executive Office of the President. Before being appointed to the Senior Executive Service, Rick held multiple senior management positions within NPPD and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

A former United States Air Force Combat Controller, Mr. Driggers deployed as a member of many U.S military and international Special Operations Forces operational and tactical teams conducting high risk mission in austere environments. He holds a B.S. in Applied Science and Technology, and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.