Dr. Catherine R. Camilletti, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director, Enterprise Threat-Mitigation Directorate
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) / National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC)
Dr. Catherine Camilletti serves as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Enterprise Threat-Mitigation Directorate (ETD) within the National Counterintelligence and Security (NCSC). In this role she provides guidance to the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) and the National Operations Security (OPSEC) programs. Catherine promotes and advocates for active, integrated mission practices that counter all aspects of adversarial and insider threats to public health and safety, economic security, and national security.
Prior to joining ETD, Catherine served as a Research Psychologist at the NCSC Special Security Directorate’s Behavioral Analysis and Research Group. In this role, she designed research efforts that provided empirically validated guidance to enhance the security clearance process; led meetings of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Behavioral and Social Science Research Group; and provided subject matter expertise on behavioral science questions to the NCSC leadership.
She began her federal government career in the U.S. Secret Service as a Social Science Research Specialist with the National Threat Assessment Center where she conducted research on various forms of targeted violence, including terrorism, workplace violence, and school shootings. Catherine led a project to reduce targeted gun violence in schools following the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As part of this effort she provided training on targeted violence prevention and intervention to federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations and community stakeholders.
Catherine graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Art History. She earned both a Master of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Legal Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She’s also an avid runner and triathlete.