Steven Harris is the Acting Deputy Director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As Acting Deputy Director, he supports the CISA Director in overseeing the Cybersecurity Division, the Infrastructure Security Division, the National Risk Management Center, and the Emergency Communications Division. His operational support responsibilities are to ensure a holistic approach to critical infrastructure protection across physical and cyber risks activities.
Prior to this position, he served as the Acting Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security. In this role, he led CISA’s efforts to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure in coordination with government and the private sector. In that role, he oversaw integrated analysis of cyber and physical risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure. He also served as the Deputy Director of National Protection and Programs Directorate’s (NPPD) Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis. He has also been NPPD’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of NPPD’s Office of Professional Development & Training.
Before joining DHS, Harris worked in the Department of Defense in various roles. He has served as Deputy for Policy in the Strategy Directorate for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and at both Naval Air Systems Command and the Navy International Programs Office. He has also served as the Chief of the Leader Development Programs Branch at the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Harris is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He holds a Master of Science degree in Management/Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. In his ongoing quest for knowledge, he has also pursued studies at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society.