Joanne O. Isham
Isham graduated from the University of Notre Dame in the mid 1970s. She started working in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) at the age of 20 doing background checks. Isham was Director of Congressional Affairs at the CIA during Aldrich Ames spy case, Associate Deputy Director for the CIA's Directorate for Science and Technology, Deputy Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from November 2003 to April 2006. She was Deputy Director of National Imagery and Mapping Agency from September 2001 to October 2003.
Isham retired from the CIA in 2006 as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service, and a career officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, which she had joined in 1977.
Isham was awarded CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal by Director John Deutch on March 18, 1995; in recognition for her outstanding leadership and management of the Office of Congressional Affairs.
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