In August 2015, John Felker assumed day-to-day
operation of the National Cybersecurity and
Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at DHS.
The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for
cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and
Prior to joining DHS, Felker served as Director of Cyber
and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services.
During a 30-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, Felker
served, among other positions, as Deputy Commander of
Coast Guard Cyber Command, where he was responsible
for the day-to-day staff leadership and also for the standup
of the Command. He also commanded the U.S. Coast
Guard Cryptologic Group, which spanned subordinate units from Hawaii to Afghanistan
performing signals intelligence missions and developing Coast Guard signals intelligence
capability. He also served as executive assistant to the Director of Coast Guard Intelligence
where he coordinated Directorate activities within the National Intelligence Community
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the
Meritorious Service Medal.
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.