US Spy Chief Names New Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, DIA Deputy Director

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Photo: france24.com
Photo: france24.com

After only two weeks on the job, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced his intent to fill two senior intelligence positions, one of which is a newly created role of deputy director for intelligence integration.

Clapper, who was sworn in Aug. 9, 2010, said he has asked Defense Intelligence Agency’s Deputy Director Robert Cardillo to join the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as deputy director for intelligence integration. While the specifics of this position are still being worked on, it brings together the roles of analysis and collection to advance information sharing and collaboration between these two essential functions, Clapper said.

“Robert is exactly the right professional for the job,” he said. “His experience as deputy director for analysis at DIA, where he oversaw the work of 4,000 analysts, as well as his other IC leadership positions, including the director of analysis and production at NGA, give him the necessary insight to further integrate and improve our capabilities.”

Clapper also named David Shedd, current deputy director of national intelligence for policy, plans and requirements, the next DIA deputy director. Shedd has served in various intelligence policy and management positions at the National Security Council and CIA, and will bring “his extraordinary background to help lead this critical agency,” Clapper said.

“David is also one of a handful of individuals who were directly involved in both the development and implementation of IRTPA and the stand up of the ODNI,” he said. “David is a true patriot, and ODNI would not be where it is today without his unmatched contributions.”

“Our Community is fortunate to have the service of both of these intelligence veterans,” Clapper said. “Their moves will be finalized by the end of September.”

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