Tom Ducker

Team Lead, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Unit
State Threat Assessment Center (STAC, Homeland Security Division (HSD)
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)

Tom Ducker joined the state’s Critical Infrastructure Protection unit in 2007. He currently leads the unit which is now part of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Service’s Homeland Security Division. Tom is responsible for programs serving to mitigate threats to California’s critical infrastructure through activities such as risk assessments, onsite security evaluations, maritime incident response, and State Operations Center (SOC) staffing. He worked the 2017 North Bay Fires, Oroville Dam Spillway Incident, Camp Fire Activation, and the initial COVID-19 respose at the SOC. Prior to working with the state, Tom served twenty-three years in the U.S. Army with assignments that included stints as a diplomatic courier and international treaty verification team member. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Military History from Norwich University.