Ms. Papier oversees the regulation and oversight of information gathering and dissemination, emergency planning, crisis management, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Security, and safeguarding data integrity. She also leads and provides executive oversight to the Washington Operations Center Complex (WOCC), which serves as the hub of the national network of FAA operations centers, to proactively gather and disseminate critical data and information to agency leadership. Ms. Papier sets agency national policy for emergency planning and crisis management and leads the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) which provides an array of investigative services and cooperation with a number of federal, state, and local enforcement entities in support of investigations of non-compliant UAS activities.
Ms. Papier has over 30 years of combined federal, local, state, international, and military experience. Prior to her appointment as Director, Ms. Papier served as the Deputy Director, National Security Programs & Incident Response. In this role she led efforts to support continuous monitoring of global activities such as national emergencies, natural disasters, civil aviation incidents and other major events that impact the National Air Space (NAS). She also served in the Department of Defense as the Acting Senior Executive, Director, Defense Technology Integration (DTI) Program Office, overseeing strategic planning efforts that focused on long-range strategies and new trends in technology development to support Combatant Commands. Ms. Papier served as Brigadier General in the Texas Army National Guard where she provided senior leadership and oversight for strategy, plans, and policy and worked directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other governmental agencies in crisis and incident response planning, resourcing, and actual response to man-made and natural incidents and disasters.