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Stacey Dixon Confirmed as ODNI Principal Deputy Director; Avril Haines Quoted

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Dr. Stacey Dixon
Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, NGA

Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, has received confirmation from the Senate to serve as principal deputy director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

“Dixon is an absolutely extraordinary leader who combines integrity, intelligence, and empathy in everything that she does,” DNI Avril Haines said in a statement released Tuesday.

“Her deep knowledge of intelligence tradecraft, her experience in intelligence-related technological innovation, and her appreciation of the critical work that intelligence professionals perform every day will serve us well at this critical moment in our history,” added Haines, a fellow 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

As NGA’s deputy director, Dixon helped manage agency operations and the National System for Geospatial Intelligence. She joined NGA in July 2019 after her prior role as director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and served as deputy director of IARPA from 2016 to 2018.

Her government career also includes time as chief of congressional and intergovernmental affairs at NGA and as a staff member on the House Intelligence Committee.

Dixon earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and both her doctorate and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Executive Mosaic announced back in May that Dr. Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, had received the most votes from the GovCon community in the eight-year history of the Wash100 Award. Here are the final results of the 2021 Wash100 Vote Standings: