David R. Shedd
David R. Shedd served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Acting Director from 2014-2015, and currently serves as a Senior Adviser to the Financial Integrity Network.
As Acting Director for the DIA, he led the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce comprised of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. He served as the DIA’s Deputy Director for four years prior and also held top positions at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Security Council (NSC).
He served from 2007 to 2010 as the ODNI Deputy for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, where he led the review of Executive Order 12333, the foundational U.S. intelligence policy. Mr. Shedd also developed and implemented a National Intelligence Strategy, published in August 2009 for the IC and led strategic planning efforts to determine intelligence priorities for the IC and the nation.
From May 2005 to April 2007, Mr. Shedd served as Chief of Staff and, later, Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. Before the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Shedd held intelligence policy positions at the National Security Council (NSC) from February 2001 to May 2005, where he served as the NSC’s Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform.
From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Shedd was posted overseas in the U.S. embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico. Mr. Shedd has held a variety of senior management assignments including Chief of Congressional Liaison at the Central Intelligence Agency.
After nearly 33 years of government service on matters of intelligence and national security, Mr. Shedd is currently serving on several Boards of Directors, is actively involved in national security consultancy work, and is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Shedd holds a B.A. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Latin American Studies.