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Dr Ronald J. Clark
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Dr. Ronald J. Clark
 Director Under Secretary
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security








Dr. Ronald J. Clark serves as Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). As Deputy Under Secretary, he oversees the Office of Infrastructure Protection, the Office of Biometrics and Identity Management, the Federal Protective Service and the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, and works with the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications to ensure a holistic approach to critical infrastructure protection across physical and cyber risks activities.

Before coming to DHS, Dr. Clark served for five years at the White House on the National Security Council Staff, focused on issues ranging from global counterterrorism strategy and operations to the strategic allocation of security and intelligence resources. Dr. Clark is also a retired Marine Corps infantry and force reconnaissance officer who led units in combat overseas and served as a Senior Advisor to the Multi-National Forces Iraq Commander and to the Commander of U.S. Central Command.