Robert Cardillo Joins CSIS
June 13, 2019
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will join CSIS as a senior adviser to the President’s Office.
Mr. Cardillo was appointed as the sixth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2014. Previously, he was selected by then director of national intelligence James Clapper to serve as the first deputy director of national intelligence for intelligence integration in September 2010. He has also served as deputy director for analysis at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and director for analysis and production at the NGA.
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert to CSIS,” said Dr. John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS. “His experience as a leader in the intelligence community will enhance our strategic insights and impact on policymaking.”
Mr. Cardillo earned a B.A. in government from Cornell University in 1983 and a M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University in 1988. He is an alumnus of the Council for Excellence in Government, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Capstone Course, and Harvard University's Senior Managers in Government program. Mr. Cardillo is the recipient of the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, Vice President's Hammer Award, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, DIA's Analyst of the Year, Director DIA's Intelligence Award, and NGA's Distinguished Civilian Service Award.