Director NCSC

Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Director, NCSC

Michael C. Casey

Michael C. Casey

On 18 September 2023, Michael C. Casey was sworn in as the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). In this role, he leads and supports the counterintelligence (CI) and security activities of the U.S. Government, and serves as the principal CI and security advisor to the Director of National Intelligence

Under Mike’s leadership, NCSC produces the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States and leads national-level CI and security programs, including the National Insider Threat Task Force, CI mission management, security clearance policy and reform, supply chain risk mitigation, and security standards and compliance for overseas diplomatic facilities. NCSC also plays a critical role in conducting outreach to the private sector and other stakeholders on foreign intelligence threats and how to mitigate these threats.

Prior to joining NCSC, Mike served as the Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) since 2016. Working with the Minority Staff Director, he led the staff as they supported Committee Members in conducting oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s budget and activities.

Before his service in the U.S. Senate, Mike served as a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee for more than nine years. He was responsible for policy covering a broad spectrum of global operations, as well as policies relating to the Department of Defense. In total, he spent over 27 years working for Congress in a variety of positions, most related to national security.

Mike Casey is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and earned a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University.

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