John Felker leads the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) for CISA. IOD focuses integrated operations across the Agency extending to Regional CISA elements, intelligence, operational planning and mission execution with focus on risk mitigation and response efforts.
He was the Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center from August 2015 to June 2019. Prior to joining CISA, Felker served as Director of Cyber and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services. He co-authored several papers on cyber intelligence under the auspices of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and served on the cyber committee of AFCEA.
During a 30-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, Felker served, among other positions, as Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command; Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Cryptologic Group and as executive assistant to the Director of Coast Guard Intelligence, coordinating Directorate activities within the National Intelligence Community. Additionally, he commanded USCGC CAPE UPRIGHT and USCGC RED CEDAR.
Felker serves as a Senior Fellow at the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University. He is currently on the board of directors of the Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, the board of advisors for the Military Cyber Professionals Association and the Cyber Security Forum Initiative and the Board of Governors of the Army Navy Country Club.
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.
A sought-after cybersecurity and leadership expert, Felker is a frequent speaker at national and international cybersecurity conferences.
Felker graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science and earned his Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.