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Protective Security Advisors

The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection operates the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) Program composed of Regional Directors (RDs) and PSAs. RDs oversee and manage the PSAs in their respective region, while PSAs facilitate local field activities in coordination with other Department of Homeland Security offices.

What Is the PSA Program?

The PSA Program’s primary mission is to proactively engage with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect the nation's critical infrastructure. PSAs support this mission in all 50 states and Puerto Rico by:

During incidents, PSAs serve as the infrastructure liaisons at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Joint Field Offices, Regional Coordination Centers, and state and county emergency operations centers.

PSAs also conduct joint site visits and vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure assets with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They work with the United States Secret Service to provide vulnerability assessments, security planning, and coordination during NSSEs and other large-scale special events.

Additional Information

For more information or to contact your local PSA, please send an e-mail to: PSCDOperations@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Published Date: May 18, 2015
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