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Robert Cardillo
1st Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration
Assumed office
September 1, 2010
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]

Early life, education, and family[]

Mr. Cardillo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University in 1983 and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 1988. He is an alumnus of the Council for Excellence in Government, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Capstone Course, and 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.[7]

A runner who has completed five Marine Corps Marathons, Mr. Cardillo resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and their teenage daughter. His oldest son graduated from the College of William & Mary, and his youngest son, Calvin, graduated from the University of Virginia. His daughter attends George Mason University.

Intelligence career[]

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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.[8]



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