Dr. Alan MacDougall named National Counterproliferation Center director

Dr. Alan MacDougall became the sixth director of the National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) Nov. 5. He succeeds Annette Totten, who retired from public service after leading NCPC for nearly two years, ODNI announced November 20. MacDougall served as NCPC’s deputy director prior to the selection.

“With more than 30 years of IC experience, Alan is a widely respected leader in the counterproliferation community,” said Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. “In this important role, he will partner with the policy community to develop strategies that position the IC to address over-the-horizon threats.”

As head of one of four intelligence community mission-focused centers aligned under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, MacDougall leads the community and interagency to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, related technologies, and expertise.

Prior to joining NCPC, MacDougall served as the senior executive for advanced collection capabilities at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from June 2017 to February 2018, working directly with NRO directorates to advance all-source collection management capabilities and NRO’s enterprise multi-intelligence collection solutions.

MacDougall held several key leadership positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency. From February 2016 to June 2017, he assumed all responsibility for all aspects of senior succession planning and agency senior structure as the senior executive management office chief. During the three years prior, he served as Asia Pacific Regional Center director, where he led a highly integrated corps of all-source experts, military capability analysts, collectors, and science and technical officers to provide full-spectrum support to defense and national decision makers. From August 2008 to February 2013, MacDougall served as vice and subsequently deputy director for Measurement and Signature Intelligence and Technical Collection.

MacDougall holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian studies from St. Anselm College, a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the National War College, and a doctorate in international affairs from the University of Massachusetts. He is a recipient of the President’s Meritorious Service Award.

NCPC leads the intelligence community and interagency to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, related technologies and expertise.

More information on his career is available in his full biography.

Source: ODNI