Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs

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United States
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
for National Protection and Programs
US Department of Homeland Security Seal.svg
Incumbent
Suzanne E. Spaulding[1]

since March 6, 2014
Formation 2003
Website [1]

The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs is a high level civilian official in the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Under Secretary, as head of National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, is the principal staff assistant and adviser to both the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security for all DHS program designed to reduce the Nation's risk to terrorism and natural disasters.

The Under Secretary is appointed from civilian life by the President with the consent of the Senate to serve at the pleasure of the President. The current Under Secretary is Suzanne E. Spaulding, who was appointed by President Barack Obama on March 6, 2014.

Overview[edit]

The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs (USHS(NPP)) is responsible for directing all of the Department of Homeland Security's integrated efforts to reduce the risk of terrorism and natural disasters to the Nation's physical, cyber and communications infrastructure.

With the rank of Under Secretary, the USHS(NPP) is a Level III position within the Executive Schedule. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level III is $165,300.

Reporting Officials[edit]

Officials reporting to the USHS(NPP) include:

  • Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs
  • Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cyber Security and Communications
    • Office of Cyber Security and Communications
  • Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection
    • Office of Infrastructure Protection
  • Director, Federal Protective Service
  • Director, Office of US-VISIT

Budget[edit]

USHS National Protection and Programs Budget, FY11-13 ($ in thousands) [2]
Line Item FY11 Actual FY12 Actual FY13 Request
Management and Administration 43,490 50,695 50,321
Infrastructure Protection and Information Security 838,763 888,243 1,166,633
US-VISIT 333,944 306,802 0 [3]
Federal Protective Service 1,115,000 1,285,599 1,301,824
Total Budget 2,331,197 2,531,339 2,518,778

References[edit]

  1. ^ DHS Biography
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget Budget in Brief, DHS, pg 134". Department of Homeland Security. 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  3. ^ US-VISIT is being consolidated into CBP and ICE in FY13