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Letitia Long
  • Member, Advisory Board

Biography

Letitia A. Long served as a civilian in the U.S. Navy and the Intelligence Community between 1978 and 2014. Retiring as the fifth Director the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (and the first women to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency) in October 2014, she currently is the Chairman of the Board for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).

Long was an Electrical Engineering major at Virginia Tech and began her career in the U.S. Navy in 1978 as a civilian intern developing capabilities for the submarine force. She transitioned to Naval Intelligence program management in the mid-1990s, and later became the first female Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence.

She joined the newly established office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in June 2003 as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence until May 2006. Prior to taking over as the NGA director on August 9, 2010, Long served as the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from May 2006 until July 2010.