Letitia Long retires as head of NGA, to be replaced by Robert Cardillo

Long (left) & Cardillo
Long (left) & Cardillo

Letitia (Tish) Long, the current director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is retiring, and will be succeeded by Robert Cardillo.

“I am grateful to Tish Long for her many years of distinguished government service, most recently as director of the NGA,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chairperson of the Senate Intellighence Committee. “I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous contributions the NGA, under Tish’s leadership, has made to our country, from tactical military support to strategic intelligence collection that influences major policy decisions. Tish can take great pride that her work helped improve the entire intelligence community, not just the NGA. She will be missed and I wish her the best in her retirement.

Long will be replace by Cardillo, who has served as the Deputy DNI for Intelligence Integration.

“Robert has expertly briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee on a wide range of issues,” noted Sen. Feinstein. “His extensive experience in the intelligence community will certainly help advance NGA’s mission. I look forward to continuing our productive relationship.”