John Felker serves as the Assistant Director, leading the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). IOD focuses integrated operations across the Agency extending to the ten Regional CISA elements and leading intelligence, operational planning and mission execution with emphasis on risk mitigation and response efforts.
He was the Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center from August 2015 to June 2019. Prior to joining DHS, Felker served as Director of Cyber and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services.
During a 30-year career in the US Coast Guard, Felker served in various command assignments in operational, cyber and intelligence organizations.
A sought-after cybersecurity expert, Felker is a frequent speaker at national and international cybersecurity conferences.
He is currently on the board of directors of the Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, the board of advisors for the Military Cyber Professionals Association, and the board of governors of the Army Navy Country Club.
Felker graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in 1978 and earned his Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1995.