The Intelligence and National Security Alliance will honor Stephanie O’Sullivan, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, as the 34th recipient of the William Oliver Baker Award on June 8.
The Baker Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the intelligence and national security affairs of the United States. O’Sullivan, whose three-decade career in intelligence was capped by a stint as principal deputy director of national intelligence, retired from public service in January 2017.
INSA Chairman Letitia Long said O’Sullivan has been a central figure within the intelligence community for at two decades, and has been pioneer and champion for women within that community particularly in science and technology.
“She helped foster the development and adoption of the IC’s most sensitive intelligence collection and analytic capabilities,” Long said. “Later she spearheaded integration across the Community and better prepared the IC to anticipate and respond to national security challenges. Stephanie exemplifies the innovative spirit of Dr. Baker and is highly deserving of the award bearing his name.”
O’Sullivan spent six years in the No. 2 post in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she focused on IC coordination and information sharing, as well as intelligence integration initiatives and resource challenges. She served her entire ODNI tenure under Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the 2006 Baker Award recipient, INSA said.
The event will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.