Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement today in response to the announcement that Letitia (Tish) Long, the current director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is retiring, and that she 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. 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.

“I also congratulate Robert Cardillo, who will become director of the NGA. In his current capacity as the Deputy DNI for Intelligence Integration, Robert has expertly briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee on a wide range of issues. His extensive experience in the intelligence community will certainly help advance NGA’s mission. I look forward to continuing our productive relationship.”

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