He asked Robert Cardillo, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and a long-time analytic professional, to join ODNI in the newly-created role of deputy director for Intelligence Integration.
The details of the job are unclear. Clapper said it will "unite the roles of analysis and collection to elevate information sharing and collaboration between these two essential functions." Clapper noted that Cardillo oversaw the work of 4,000 analysts as deputy director for analysis at DIA and is "exactly the right professional for the job."
David Shedd, deputy director of national intelligence for policy, plans and requirements, will replace Cardillo at DIA. A CIA operations directorate official currently on the White House National Security Council staff, Shedd was chief of staff to John Negroponte when the veteran diplomat served as the first DNI. Shedd worked with Negroponte and was involved in Latin American covert operations in the 1980s. He then went on to be chief of staff for Mike McConnell when the former vice admiral became the second DNI.
Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general, was confirmed earlier this month to run the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. During his confirmation hearings, he rebutted criticism that the intelligence community had redundant programs, a point made in The Post's series Top Secret America, and he promised to share raw intelligence information with the congressional intelligence committees.
Not exactly a revolving door -- it's more musical chairs -- but in a Washington world where personalities are often the most important factor in change, there could be good news here. Perhaps the most significant is that an old CIA hand is becoming No. 2 at DIA.
August 23, 2010; 7:40 AM ET
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