Assistant Director, Vetting Risk Operations
2022 Joint NDIA/AIA Spring Industrial Security Conference
Heather C. Green is the Assistant Director of Vetting Risk Operations for DCSA.
In this capacity, Ms. Green manages a diverse office of over 300 personnel security specialists in the oversight of the National Industrial Personnel Security Program (NISP), Department of Defense (DoD) Continuous Evaluation (CE Program) and the Expedited Screening Center (ESC).
Ms. Green was appointed as the Director of the Vetting Risk Operations Center (VROC), formerly known as the Personnel Security Management Office for Industry (PSMO-I), in February 2016. VROC provides a full spectrum of risked based operations to identify and address personnel security risk and serves as the primary interface for DoD Personnel Security Programs and NISP contractors. VROC continuously evaluates personnel to determine access to classified information, DoD facilities and equities as well as share information to mitigate insider threat risk.
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 as the Capital Regional Director. Additionally, she served as the Quality Assurance Manager for Industrial Security Field Operations (ISFO) from August 2011 to January 2013 and the Industrial Security Maryland Field Office Chief (FOC) with Defense Security Service from January 2002 to August 2011. As the Quality Assurance Manager, her responsibilities included the oversight of quality, consistency and standardization within ISFO and as the Maryland FOC, her responsibilities included 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.