- “You did everything you could. We'll send a chopper everyday at drop point Zeta at 16:50 hours to pick you up.”
- — Director Houston to John White
Houston was the director of the NSA at the time of the Empire Event. He was first heard in a Dead Drop, telling NSA agent John White that at 16:50 each day, a chopper would arrive at point Zeta, to pick John up and extract him. He was the one leading the case on the First Sons investigation.
Houston later investigated the cause of the destruction of Empire City. He was also mentioned in one of Wolfe's Dead Drops. Later, in a USTV report, regarding violent riots in Washington D.C., NSA Director Houston was said to be found dead in his Uptown Residence. The cause of death was said to be unknown.
- He is one of the few, if any characters that was involved in both entries of the original trilogy, but never appeared physically.