The U.S. Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has selected Matthew Redding as the next Assistant Director, Industrial Security.

In this position, Redding will be responsible for the management, administration, and oversight of the industrial security mission and personnel. His management responsibilities include clearance and oversight of approximately 12,500 cleared contractor facilities, and approximately one million cleared people under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), including overseeing the approval of roughly 6,400 contractor information technology systems used to process classified information.

Redding is well-positioned for this role, DCSA says. He is an experienced strategic leader with a demonstrated history of achievement in national security, strategic planning, and government enterprise policy.

Redding is a retired Army Colonel with decades of leadership experience in various roles. He recently served as Deputy Director of the Individual Assistance Division at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this role, he oversaw programs that provide critical disaster survivor assistance to the citizens of the United States. He also worked with state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions to implement Individual Assistance emergency recovery programs after disasters strike.

Redding was selected after an extensive process that included a call for applicants from across the security enterprise and intelligence community, throughout the Department of Defense (DoD), and the defense industrial base. His proven record and demonstrated leadership skills make him ideally suited to lead the industrial security mission into the future.