Brig. Gen. (ret.) Gregory Touhill serves as the Department of Homeland Security’s deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity operations and programs within the National Protections and Programs Directorate’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
Touhill is responsible for the development and implementation of NPPD’s programs that aim to protect government networks and critical infrastructures.
Touhill retired from the U.S. Air Force in July 2013 and previously served as the chief information officer and director of command, control, communications and cyber systems at the U.S. Transportation Command.
Before joining the Transportation Command, he was the U.S. defense attaché to Kuwait and commander of the 81st Training Wing, with responsibility in the Air Force’s cyberspace operations training programs.
He also oversaw the command’s cyberspace defense mission and information technology portfolio as senior cyberspace operations officer.
Touhill graduated from the Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Advanced Communications Officer Training school.
He also is a graduate of Air War College, Armed Forces Staff College, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program and University of North Carolina’s Logistics and Technology Program for Executives.