Joseph Croce serves as the Acting Chief Strategy Officer of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He initially joined the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (SPP) in August 2018 and served as the Deputy Director for SPP prior to his current role.
As the Acting Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Croce serves as the principal policy and strategic adviser to Agency leadership and senior management, integrating strategy across all the organization’s mission areas and ensuring policy, strategy, and operational consistency throughout the Agency.
Croce first joined DHS in May 2009 and brings over ten years of experience in the Executive and Legislative Branches on homeland security policy, legislative, budget, and appropriations issues. Prior to CISA, he headed the appropriations team at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and led congressional affairs for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). He also served on assignments with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
Prior to his government experience, Mr. Croce worked in private banking wealth management in the Philadelphia region and in New York, NY.
Croce holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Government Analytics from Johns Hopkins University. He also deployed twice with the United States Marine Corps Reserve.