First woman to head major intelligence agency
By The Associated Press:
The United States has had three female secretaries of state — but until now has never had a woman lead one of its 16 major intelligence agencies.
Letitia A. Long is being elevated Monday to director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in a ceremony at the agency's half-built, high-tech campus in Springfield, Va.
The "Jetsons"-style rounded wedge of buildings is rising from a vast construction site at Fort Belvoir. The NGA's staff, now spread across the Washington metropolitan area, is slated to relocate there by fall 2011.
Long's 32-year career has led to a series of senior management positions: deputy director of Naval Intelligence, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and, most recently, second in command at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
| August 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
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