Tag Archives: CIA

Former FEMA Officer Deanne Criswell Gets Agency Administrator Nomination

Deanne Criswell

Deanne Criswell, who worked at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2011 to 2017, was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as administrator of FEMA. Biden also chose David Cohen, former deputy director of the CIA and current head of WilmerHale’s business and financial integrity group, to assume the position he held at the agency from 2015 to 2017.

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Intelligence Community Stands up Council for Commercial Space Systems

Dave Gauthier

The U.S. intelligence community has established a new council to augment how commercial space systems deliver data for intelligence operations. The Commercial Space Council seeks to identify how to accelerate intelligence deliveries that rely on commercial satellites. David Gauthier said the council will work to increase IC's understanding of commercial technologies and advise on the community's policy and strategy.

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CIA Labs Launched to Conduct National Intelligence R&D


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has inaugurated a new laboratory dedicated to performing research and development for national intelligence. CIA Labs will host in-house science and technology R&D and collaborate with other federal laboratories, industry and academia for various scientific pursuits, the agency said Monday.

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CIA Publishes Documents on ‘Aquiline’ Drone Program

CIA Aquiline project

The CIA has declassified documents about a reconnaissance drone project in the 1960s. The Aquiline project sought to develop reconnaissance drones based on birds’ flight characteristics. The drone has a wingspan of 10 feet for use in carrying infrared cameras, radio equipment, radar and other payloads.

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Scott McIntyre Secures First Place in 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote; Jim Garrettson Quoted

Scott McIntyre

After a four month battle amongst the most notable leaders of consequence, the seventh annual Wash100 Popular Vote Rankings closed on June 1st, and the winner of the 2020 Wash100 Award has been announced. Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse, secured his spot in first place in the rankings, climbing over 90 spots from his previous ranking in the 2019 Wash100 Award.  

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Wash100 Voting Ends June 1st; Last Chance to Vote Before Sunday’s Deadline

Voting Ends June 1st

After five months of rigorous competition and boundless participation from the government contracting (GovCon) community, the 2020 Wash100 Award voting will come to an end on June 1st. That means you have until Sunday night at midnight to cast your votes to determine who is considered the most significant executive of consequence to the GovCon industry. Vote Now!

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Gen. Mark Milley Makes Significant Progress in Wash100 Popular Rankings; 10 Days Left to Cast Your Vote

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is making significant headway in the Wash100 Popular Vote Rankings, as voting draws to a close on June 1st. Climbing three spots since last week, Milley’s momentous progress shows just how important your vote is for these executives of consequence. Cast your vote before June 1st to have your voice heard!

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Scott McIntyre Reclaims First Place in Wash100 Popular Vote Before June 1st Deadline; Juliane Gallina, Gina Haspel Keep Pace

Scott McIntyre

Ten days left! The 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote draws to a close on June 1st, which leaves you with only ten days to vote as tensions for first place in the rankings. Click here to cast your vote and determine who emerges as the most significant executive of consequnece to the government contracting (GovCon) sector for 2020. 

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Juliane Gallina Makes Major Move to Second Place in Wash100 Popular Rankings; Voting Ends June 1st

Juliane Gallina

Juliane Gallina, chief information officer (CIO) of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) made a significant jump from fifth to second place in the 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote over the weekend. Click here to vote for your favorite 2020 Wash100 executives in the GovCon sector! Voting ends June 1st. 

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Race for First Place: Gina Haspel Reclaims First Place in Wash100 Popular Vote; Voting Ends June 1st

Gina Haspel

The battle for first in the Wash100 Popular Vote continues! After a tumultuous back and forth between Gina Haspel of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse, Haspel has reclaimed first place to end the week with less than three weeks until voting closes on June 1st. Click here to vote for your favorite 2020 Wash100 executives in the GovCon sector!

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