US: The Department of Defense announced Robert Cardillo as the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The current director, Letitia A. Long has announced her decision to retire later this year after four years at the helm of the agency and more than 35 years of government service.
“Tish Long and Robert Cardillo both have led the transformation of intelligence to address the complex global strategic challenges we face as a nation. They both have ensured intelligence is relevant to the needs of its important customers – from the president to the warfighter. I congratulate Tish on her successful tenure and very much look forward to having Robert’s leadership and talent for the important work ahead at NGA,” said Dr. Mike Vickers, undersecretary of defense for intelligence.
“I am very pleased that my successor will be Robert Cardillo. Robert is a truly distinguished intelligence professional who knows the intelligence community, NGA and many of our employees well,” said Long in a message to the NGA workforce.
Cardillo brings a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that will enable him to seamlessly continue the work the agency has begun. He currently is serving as the deputy director for national intelligence for intelligence integration, and previously served as the deputy director of the defense intelligence agency, the deputy director for analysis at DIA, and the director of analysis and production at NGA.
“I am honored to be asked to lead NGA and humbled by the opportunity to succeed Tish Long,” said Cardillo. “As someone who began my career as a member of the NGA family, I am excited to have the privilege to build on the progress NGA has made under Tish’s leadership. As much I’ve enjoyed working with the DNI to help him integrate our IC, I look forward to teaming with the talented men and women of NGA as we continue to improve our analytic service to NGA’s wide-range of military and civilian customers.”
Cardillo will formally succeed Long in October 2014.
Source: Defense Gov