Robert Cardillo became the sixth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on Oct. 3, 2014, and served as director until 2019. He previously served as the first deputy director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Cardillo began his career as an imagery analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1983, and was selected to the Senior Executive Service in 2000. From 2002 to 2006, he led analysis and production as well as source operations and management at NGA.
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. He is the recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award.