Harvey O. Perriott serves as the Regional Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region 6 headquartered in Irving, Texas. His staff oversees risk management, and both physical and cyber security activities for private and public sector partners across Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. He regularly interacts with state and local homeland security officials and is the CISA Director’s representative to the region’s stakeholders.
Prior to this position, he served as the chief of Protective Security for Region 6, providing leadership and management to a team of 13 Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) across five states. This team supported infrastructure risk management and acted as emergency management and physical security advisors to federal, state, local, and tribal officials. He previously served as the PSA for the North Texas District from 2006-2017.
From November 2004 until June 2006, Mr. Perriott served as the staff director for the Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Risk Management Division located in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he facilitated the division’s daily operations of 130 federal and contract personnel.
Mr. Perriott brings extensive experience and training to the agency in the fields of security, counterterrorism, and special operations. With over 25 years of experience in U.S. Special Operations, Mr. Perriott has been involved in various military operations directed at counterterrorism activities. Mr. Perriott was recognized for his contributions to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM with a Bronze Star Medal. He has served within CISA or its predecessors for 17 years.
Mr. Perriott holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and a Physical Security Professional certification with the ASIS. He has an in-depth knowledge of technical and physical security, threat and vulnerability assessments, analysis of requirements, and the development of operational plans. He has been married for over 33 years, with two children and one grandson.