Report: Rick Driggers to Become DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Communications

Rick Driggers

Rick Driggers, principal deputy director of the national cybersecurity and communications integration center at the Department of Homeland Security, will take over as deputy assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity and communications office, FCW reported Monday.

DHS officials told FCW that Driggers will succeed the retiring Danny Toler, who announced plans to leave his post by the end of August.

The CS&C office is part of the department’s national protection and programs directorate and is responsible for securing government and commercial networks.

NCCIC serves as the department’s center for cyber incident response and management and oversees the computer emergency response teams that provide assistance to infrastructure and commercial firms in the event of a cyber attack.

Prior to his current role, Driggers previously served as acting director of human capital at DHS’ NPPD.

He has held other senior leadership roles at DHS such as chief technology officer for NPPD, director of infrastructure information collection division and deputy chief of information analysis requirements division.

He spent nearly two years as director of data and systems integration policy at the National Security Council and more than a year as chief of current operations at the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.

Driggers served in the U.S. Air Force for more than a decade as a special tactics combat controller.

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