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Robert Cardillo Takes Director Role at NGA; Michael Vickers Comments

Robert-CardilloRobert Cardillo, formerly the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s deputy director for intelligence integration, has officially joined the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as the agency’s director.

He will succeed Letitia Long, who will retire after 36 years of government service, the NGA said Friday.

NGA’s Nancy Rapavi writes that Cardillo took the director post Friday in a ceremony presided over by Michael Vickers, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, at NGA’s Springfield, Virginia-based headquarters.

Vickers touted Cardillo’s experience in the intelligence community and with geospatial intelligence.

Cardillo previously worked to provide daily briefings to the president.

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