Heather Green

Deputy Assistant Director for Vetting Risk Operations and Consolidated Adjudicated Services,

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)

Ms. Heather C. Green is the Principal Deputy Assistant Director of Vetting Risk Operations and Consolidated Adjudication Services for DCSA. 

In this capacity, Ms. Green manages two diverse offices of over 1,000 personnel security specialists and adjudicators upholding protection of the Nation’s workforce security. Programs under this scope include the: oversight of National Industrial Security Program (NISP) personnel security program, implementation of Continuous Vetting (CV) Program, Expedited Screening Center (ESC) and Adjudication Services. Adjudications customer base includes all military service members, military applicants, civilian employees, and consultants affiliated with the Department of Defense (DOD), to include the staff of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, the Congressional Budget Office, the United States Capitol Police, selected judicial staff, DOD personnel at the White House, and contractor personnel under the NISP. 

Ms. Green was appointed as the Director of the Vetting Risk Operations (VRO), formerly known as the Personnel Security Management Office for Industry (PSMO-I), in February 2016. VRO provides a full spectrum of risked based operations to identify and address personnel security risk. VRO continuously evaluates personnel to determine access to classified information, facilities and equities as well as share information to mitigate insider threat risk. In January 2023, Ms. Green assumed the role of leading the DCSA’s Consolidated Adjudication Services (CAS), formerly known as the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF). CAS is the sole authority that determines security clearance eligibility of non-Intelligence agency DoD personnel occupying sensitive positions and/or requiring access to classified material, including Sensitive Compartmented Information. 

Prior to her current role, Ms. Green led a dedicated team of Field Office Chiefs, Industrial Security Representatives, and Information Systems Security Professionals providing industrial security oversight to over 5,000 cleared NISP contractor facilities while serving as the Capital Region Director. From August 2011 to January 2013, she served as the Quality Assurance Manager for Industrial Security Field Operations (ISFO), conducting oversight of quality, consistency and standardization within ISFO. She was the Industrial Security Maryland Field Office Chief (FOC) with Defense Security Service from January 2002 to August 2011, where she provided management oversight of all aspects of the Maryland Field Office. She began her career with the Defense Security Service (now DCSA) in 1997, as a Special Agent conducting background investigations prior to moving into the industrial security field. 

Ms. Green received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland at College Park and obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Security Management from The George Washington University.