Vincent D. DeLaurentis serves as the Acting Assistant Director (AAD) for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since September 28, 2019. In this capacity, AAD DeLaurentis is one of three CISA designated Executive Sponsors, as identified in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act of 2018. DeLaurentis sets the principal direction for the programs and services that CISA delivers both in the field and headquarters, driving and promoting communications for emergency responders and government officials to keep America safe, secure, and resilient.
DeLaurentis served as the Deputy Assistant Director for Emergency Communications since April 2018. AAD DeLaurentis also serves as an Acting Board Member on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board. FirstNet’s mission is to develop, build, and operate a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders.
Prior to CISA, DeLaurentis established and served as the Chairman and Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Requirements Council (JRC), connecting operational capability needs to acquisition. In this role, he directed the JRC in analyzing and validating DHS Components’ operational needs and identifying opportunities for interoperable and multi-use capability solutions. This effort enhanced operational outcomes and effectiveness, and created enterprise-wide opportunities for efficiencies across DHS.
Prior to his appointment into the Senior Executive Service, DeLaurentis served for 30 years in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in a wide range of leadership positions, including operations, enterprise strategy, operational planning and requirements, human resources, and programming and budgeting. DeLaurentis commanded multiple USCG cutters, which involved planning, coordinating, and executing national security and emergency preparedness, response and recovery missions. He also served as a USCG task force Commanding Officer for Operations Unified Response, the international and multi-agency humanitarian response effort to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
DeLaurentis is a 1985 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. He also earned a Master’s of Public Administration from George Mason University.