Suzanne E. Spaulding serves as Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). As Deputy Under Secretary, she oversees Infrastructure Protection, US-VISIT, and the Federal Protective Service. Ms. Spaulding has spent nearly 25 years working on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic Administrations and on both sides of the aisle of Congress. She was most recently a principal in the Bingham Consulting Group and of Counsel for Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the private sector, she served as the minority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for Ranking Member Jane Harman (D-CA), and as general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She also spent six years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and served as senior counsel and legislative director for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (PA).