Robert Cardillo is the sixth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Cardillo leads and directs NGA under the authorities of the Secretary of Defense and Director of National Intelligence. He became NGA’s director on October 3, 2014. Prior to this assignment, Cardillo served as the first Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Previously, he was the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Deputy Director for Analysis, DIA. He began his career with DIA as an imagery analyst, and was selected to the Senior Executive Service in 2000. Cardillo served as the Acting J2, a first for a civilian, in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Before moving to DIA, Cardillo led Analysis and Production as well as Source Operations and Management at NGA. His leadership assignments at NGA also include Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs, and Corporate Relations. Cardillo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University in 1983 and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 1988.