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Robert Cardillo

Robert Cardillo
1st Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration
In office
September 1, 2010 – October 3, 2014
President Barack Obama
Deputy N/A
Preceded by N/A
Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
In office
April 19, 2010 – August 31, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Letitia Long
Succeeded by David Shedd
Personal details
Alma mater Cornell University
Georgetown University

Robert Cardillo was selected by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to serve as the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration in September 2010.[1] Although the full job description has yet to be ironed out, Clapper said in a statement that the position would "elevate information sharing and collaboration" between those who collect intelligence and those who analyze it.[2][3] Mr. Cardillo previously served as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).[4] Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Director for Analysis, DIA, and Director, Analysis and Production, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).[5][6]

On October 3, 2014, he became Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.[7]

Early life, education, and family

Mr. Cardillo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University's Program for Senior Managers in Government. Mr. Cardillo is the recipient of the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, Vice President's Hammer Award, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, DIA's Analyst of the Year, Director DIA's Intelligence Award, and NGA's Distinguished Civilian Service Award.[8]

A runner who has completed five Marine Corps Marathons, Mr. Cardillo resides in George Mason University.

Intelligence career

Cardillo as Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, 2010

Mr. Cardillo began his career with DIA in 1983 as an imagery analyst. In May 2000 he was selected to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of leadership positions within the Intelligence Community. In the summer of 2009, Mr. Cardillo served as the Acting J2, a first for a civilian, in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.[9]


See also


  1. ^ Geospatial Intelligence Forum Interview with Robert Cardillo
  2. ^ CNN, Director of national intelligence names deputy to boost collaboration, August 20, 2010
  3. ^ ODNI, Statement by the Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper to the United States Intelligence Community workforce, August 20, 2010
  4. ^ DIA, Robert Cardillo Selected to be DIA Deputy Director, April 1, 2010
  5. ^ GEOINT 2009, Robert T. Cardillo, Deputy Director for Analysis, accessed 2010
  6. ^ Defense News, Robert Cardillo, U.S. DIA's Deputy Director of Analysis, September 1, 2008
  7. ^ Director-About NGA-National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency
  8. ^ ODNI, Official Biography, January 2011
  9. ^ ODNI, Official Biography, January 2011
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