Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and David Shedd, respectively director and deputy director at the Defense Intelligence Agency, announced Wednesday in a message to employees that they will leave the agency by the fall.
Flynn and Shedd told DIA employees they sought to refocus the agency’s “emphasis on training, education and professional development” and harness workers’ “creative power to grow the seeds of innovation” inside DIA.
Flynn joined DIA as director in July 2012 and Shedd has held the deputy director role since August 2010.
During their tenures, DIA also established a new science and technology directorate and also created a new operating model that is designed to focus on integrated intelligence centers.
The agency has four regional center and a functional center that work to integrate DIA’s analysis, collection and S&T work.