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Diplomatic Security Senior Leadership


Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security -- Gregory B. Starr
The Assistant Secretary oversees Department of State security programs to protect U.S. Government employees and facilities under chief of mission authority overseas from terrorist, criminal, or technical attack, and ensures the integrity of classified national security information produced and stored in these facilities. [biography]

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service -- Bill A. Miller
The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security/Director of Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is responsible for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's international and domestic operations and training programs. [biography]

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for for Countermeasures -- Gentry O. Smith
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director for Countermeasures formulates security policy and plans for countermeasures in the areas of physical security, technical security, and diplomatic courier operations for the Department of State's overseas and domestic operations and facilities. [biography]

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Domestic Operations -- Barry Moore
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director for Domestic Operations is responsible for all Bureau of Diplomatic Security investigative programs as well as domestic protection programs and operations. [biography]

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for for High-Threat Programs -- Doug Allison
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director for High-Threat Programs is responsible for evaluating, managing, and mitigating the security threats, as well as the direction of resource requirements as high-threat U.S. diplomatic missions. [biography]

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for for International Programs -- VACANT
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director for International Programs is responsible for managing and directing all Bureau of Diplomatic Security programs and policies that protect the Department of State's international missions and personnel from the threats of terrorism, espionage (human and technical), and crime. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Missions -- Fredrick J. Ketchem
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Deputy Director for the Office of Foreign Missions is responsible for facilitating and regulating the tax, property, motor vehicle, customs, and travel activities of foreign missions in the United States. [biography]

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Threat Investigations and Analysis -- Robert A. Hartung
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director for Threat Investigations and Analysis is in charge of all threat management programs within Diplomatic Security that analyze, assess, investigate, and disseminate information on threats directed against our facilities and personnel overseas and domestically. [biography]

Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for Training -- Mark J. Hipp
The Deputy Assistant Secretary/Assistant Director for Training oversees the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Offices of Antiterrorism Assistance, Training and Performance Support, and Mobile Security Training. [biography]

Executive Director for Diplomatic Security -- VACANT
The Executive Director is the principal advisor to the Director of Diplomatic Security Service, and the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security on the Bureau's administrative, management, planning and resource issues, activities and programs. The Executive Director oversees and ensures the development and implementation of administrative and management policies, plans and procedures to ensure that the Bureau's resources are allocated, administered, and accounted for in accordance with U.S. law and government regulations. 

Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure -- Donald R. Reid
The Senior Coordinator for Security Infrastructure oversees the Department of State's Information and Personnel Security/Suitability programs and key aspects of its network cyber security program. Responsibilities include the management of classified information programs, oversight of the State Department's Special Security Office, the operation of the Industrial Security program, and the investigation/resolution of security violations. [biography]


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