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David R. Shedd becomes DIA Deputy Director
Washington D.C. - September 20, 2010
David R. Shedd’s service as deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) began September 20, 2010. Mr. Shedd replaced Mr. Robert T. Cardillo who recently was selected to serve as the deputy director of national intelligence for integration.
The deputy director is the second-ranking position at DIA. Mr. Shedd supports the director in the agency’s daily operations and long-term planning.
Since May 2007, Mr. Shedd served as the deputy director of national intelligence for policy, plans and requirements. From June 2005 to May 2007, he served as chief of staff and later as acting director of the intelligence staff within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to the creation of the ODNI, Mr. Shedd served in senior intelligence policy positions on the National Security Council. His prior service includes overseas postings and chief of CIA congressional liaison.
David R. Shedd
Mr. David R. Shedd was named Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in August 2010. In this capacity, he assists the Director’s management of a workforce of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide and his leadership of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise—Defense Intelligence Community organizations within the Department of Defense with an intelligence mission and/or function, plus all their stakeholders involved in creating, sustaining and enhancing mission capacity.
Mr. Shedd previously served from May 2007 to August 2010 as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, where he was responsible for overseeing the formulation and implementation of major Intelligence Community (IC) policies across the full spectrum of issues, from information sharing and IC authorities to analytic standards, among others. In particular, he led the review of Executive Order 12333, the foundational U.S. intelligence policy, which was revised by President George W. Bush in July 2008. Additionally, Mr. Shedd developed and implemented a National Intelligence Strategy, published in August 2009 for the IC and led all strategic planning efforts to determine future intelligence priorities for the Community and the Nation.
From May 2005 to April 2007, Mr. Shedd served as Chief of Staff and, later, Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Shedd held intelligence policy positions at the National Security Council (NSC) from February 2001 to May 2005. He served most recently as the NSC’s Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform. Mr. Shedd has been directly involved in the implementation of intelligence reform stemming from the 9/11 Commission report in July 2004, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Commission’s report to the President in March 2005.
From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Shedd was posted overseas in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico. Mr. Shedd has also held a variety of senior management assignments including Chief of Congressional Liaison at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mr. Shedd holds a B.A. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Latin American Studies.
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