Matthew Wombacher is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Associate Director of CISA’s Integrated Watch Function. The Watch operates as the 24/7 information sharing and operational integration center of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within DHS, responsible for situational awareness, analysis, decision support, and incident management pertaining to critical infrastructure, cyber, communication, and risk information. When an incident or event affecting critical infrastructure occurs and requires coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and the owners and operators of our nation’s infrastructure, the Watch serves as the coordinating body to support the security and resilience of these vital assets.
Mr. Wombacher’ s previous roles include the Protective Security Coordination Division Field Operations Branch Chief, Deputy Branch Chief, and Operations Chief, preceded by five years as the PSA for the National Capitol Region.
While assigned to the Protective Security Coordination Division, Mr. Wombacher lead coordination and operations efforts that included support for field deployed staff and headquarters support elements. In his duties he planned and led a wide range of vulnerability reduction activities in all U.S. states and territories. Mr. Wombacher was the lead Critical Infrastructure Planner for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and multiple other nationally significant special events. Mr. Wombacher also served as the primary liaison point for international engagements for the office during this time.
Prior to becoming a PSA, Mr. Wombacher served in the United States Secret Service (USSS) for nine years. Mr. Wombacher served in the Technical Security Division within the USSS which operates as the focal point regarding countermeasures for environmental threats to USSS protected persons and facilities. This routinely involved domestic and worldwide travel as a member of Presidential Advance teams.
Mr. Wombacher served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps. Highlights include selection for duty assignment to the Presidential Honor Guard and duty as an Aircraft Navigator for the HC-130H long range aircraft. Mr. Wombacher is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the United Secret Service Training Academy and holds additional professional certification from the ASIS International organization as a Certified Protection Professional. Mr. Wombacher has completed the United Kingdom Police Search Advisor (POLSA) and Security Coordinator (SECCO) courses from the United Kingdom’s Police Staff College and the Police National Search Centre.