Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sarah Ellis Peed is the Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security. OCIA provides integrated analysis of cyber and physical risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure. In February 2014, the Department created OCIA by consolidating analytic resources from across the National Protection and Programs Directorate, including the Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) and the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC).
Previously Ms. Ellis Peed served as the Director of Strategy, Policy & Budget for the Office of Infrastructure Protection, where she led strategic planning, performance management, and budgeting execution and formulation, to identify, articulate, and implement policies and initiatives to enhance critical infrastructure security and resilience. Ms. Ellis Peed has served in several roles within the DHS policy and risk management community and was a co-author of the Strategic National Risk Assessment.
Ms. Ellis Peed joined DHS and the Federal government in 2009 after five years as a management consultant. She has over 13 years of experience working in the federal space, with a focus on risk management, organizational design, process engineering, strategic planning, and requirements development.
Ms. Ellis Peed has degrees from Harvard College and Duke University.