Stephanie O'Sullivan

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Stephanie O'Sullivan
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Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
In office
February 18, 2011 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DirectorJames R. Clapper
Preceded byDavid Gompert
Succeeded bySusan M. Gordon
Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
December 2009 – February 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Succeeded byV. Sue Bromley
Personal details
Born (1959-10-03) October 3, 1959 (age 59)[1]
Cape Girardeau, Missouri[1]
Alma materMissouri School of Mines
OccupationIntelligence official

Stephanie O'Sullivan (born October 3, 1959) is a former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) who was appointed to that position on February 18, 2011. She worked to assist the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in managing the day-to-day operations of the intelligence community.[2][3] Prior to serving as PDDNI, she served as a senior leader at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rising to the Associate Deputy Director of the CIA before being confirmed as the PDDNI.[4]

Prior career[edit]

She served as the Associate Deputy Director of the CIA from December 2009 to February 2011. Prior to that position, Ms. O'Sullivan headed CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology for 4 years. In that role, she managed CIA's technological innovation and support to case officer operations. In all, Ms. O'Sullivan spent over 14 years combined in the Directorate of Science and Technology. Before the CIA, she worked in the Office of Naval Intelligence, and at TRW, which is now part of Northrop Grumman.[5]

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence[edit]


She was nominated by President Barack Obama on January 5, 2011 at the recommendation of Director James R. Clapper. On February 15, 2011, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to recommend O'Sullivan's confirmation to the Senate, which later unanimously confirmed her.[5]



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  2. ^ Press Release, Feinstein Statement on Confirmation of Stephanie O'Sullivan, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, February 18, 2011
  3. ^ ODNI, Statement by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, February 18, 2011 Archived May 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ CIA, Leadership Bios: Stephane O'Sullivan Archived June 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b (2011-02-17) "Congressional Record: February 17, 2011 (Senate". Retrieved 2011-08-11.

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