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Secretariat General

Secretary General
Riccardo Guariglia

Deputy Secretary General
Carlo Lo Cascio


Chief of Staff
Paolo Michele Di Giandomenico


The Secretary General assists the Minister directly in drafting the Ministry’s policies and programmes. He supervises the Administration’s action and ensures the continuity of its functions, by coordinating its offices and activities.
The Secretary General is assisted by a Deputy Secretary General, whom is entrusted vicarious functions.
In the absence of the Hon. Minister, the Secretary General chairs the Board of Directors.
While performing the functions entrusted to them, the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General avail themselves of the following structures:


Coordination Unit
It assists the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General in coordinating the Administration’s activity.
Head of the Unit: Silvia Limoncini


Crisis Unit
It protects Italian interests and citizens abroad in emergency situations, also with the cooperation of other State Administrations and bodies.
Head of the Unit: Nicola Minasi
Telephone: 06 0636225


Central Security Office – Special Secretariat
It assists the Deputy Secretary General in the tasks provided for in Articles 8 and 9 of the Prime Minister’s Decree of 6 November 2015.
Head of the Office: Renato Quartarone


Technological Innovation and Cybersecurity Unit
It coordinates the Ministry’s activities regarding technological innovation, artificial intelligence, as well as cyberspace policy and security.
Head of the Unit: Michele Giacomelli


National Authority – UAMA
It carries out the tasks provided for by Law No. 185 of 9 July 1990, as amended, and follows the issues concerning the export and import of dual-use materials.
Head of the Authority: Giorgio Aliberti
Telephone: 06 3691 3605