John Murphy is the Director of the DHS Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA). He leads NPPD’s efforts to conduct integrated consequence analysis, modeling and simulation, and prioritization of critical infrastructure against all hazards including physical and cyber threats/incidents. Mr. Murphy joined DHS/NPPD in 2011 after appointment to the Senior Executive Service, and led the effort to establish OCIA as the fifth office within NPPD. OCIA encompasses the expertise of the DHS Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) and the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) in conducting all-hazard consequence analysis for critical infrastructure to inform efforts to enhance the security and resilience of the nation’s infrastructure.
Prior to joining DHS, he served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Captain in October 2011. His last tour was as the Chief of Staff for DARPA – the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He managed the operations of the Director’s immediate staff and was responsible for leading coordination of internal agency matters as well as external relations within DoD, the Intelligence Community, Congress and with other government agencies. Prior to DARPA, he was the Director of the Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (JSIVA) Teams assigned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). These teams conduct anti-terrorism, mission assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection assessments of priority DoD facilities.
A Naval Aviator with over 5,000 pilot hours primarily in variations of the P-3 airframe, he has broad experience in anti-submarine warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) as well as Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection, Mission Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has led sensitive operations as well as operational detachments throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, Central America, the western Pacific and Africa. He also served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope (Somalia) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Murphy possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester, a Master of Science in Management from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Arts in National Security & Strategic Study from the US Naval War College (with Highest Distinction).