Mr. Morris is the Acting Chief Information Security Officer and Acting Executive Director, Information Assurance & Cyber Security Division within TSA’s Office of Information Technology. He serves as the Senior Cyber Executive for TSA where he is responsible for the Vision, Strategy and Execution for Cyber Defensive Operations, Governance, Compliance and Risk Management to defend data and information systems for 60,000+ employees/contractors and the traveling public. He provides leadership, management and operational direction for: Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Governance, Compliance and Policy; Cybersecurity Awareness and Operational Support; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Secure Infrastructure and Vulnerability Management; Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM); e-Discovery, Insider Threat Program, Forensic Operations and a 24x7 Cyber Security Operations Center.

Previously, Mr. Morris was the Chief, Computer Network Dense team whose 24/7 mission was the prevention of cyber security incidents through proactive continuous cyber threat analysis, network and computer scanning for vulnerabilities and Incident Response. Joining the TSA team in November 2013 as the Acting Director for the Classified Technology Division within the Office of Intelligence & Analysis, his team enabled mission-critical 24/7 classified information technology voice, video and data products and services in support of TSA employees at airports and field locations around the world.

Mr. Morris joined TSA from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) where he served as the senior intelligence executive responsible for capturing, integrating and articulating ONI’s often complex and unique collections requirements to the Intelligence Community, the Navy Fleets and Navy staff. Prior to this assignment Mr. Morris served as the ONI Assistant Director for Maritime Architecture where he oversaw the strategic planning, enterprise architecture, data integrity and governance for all aspects of a global Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Enterprise.

Mr. Morris has served in a variety of corporate, government and military leadership, technology, strategy, and staff positions.

Mr. Morris has received several military and civilian awards to include the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from Excelsior College, NY, a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from the University Of Maryland University College (UMUC) and is a recent graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (LDS #421).