ORG U.S. Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) of the Department of Homeland Security Title BIO Richard H. L. Marshall is the principal deputy director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO). The CIAO helps coordinate the development of the Administration's National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure Protection to address threats to the nation's communications and electronic systems, transportation, energy, banking and finance, health and medical services, water supply, and key government services. The CIAO also assists federal departments and agencies identify their dependencies on critical infrastructure under the Project Matrix program and coordinates national awareness, education and outreach efforts to private industry and state and local governments. Before joining the CIAO, Marshall was the associate general counsel for Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, Office of the General Counsel, National Security Agency. Marshall is a graduate of The Citadel and Georgetown School of Law. He has a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law and was a fellow at the National Security Institute, University of Virginia School of Law.