Cardillo started his more than 30-year career of public service as an imagery analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1983. From 2006 to 2010, he was DIA deputy director and the deputy director for analysis. He later served as the first deputy director for intelligence integration in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and was appointed as NGA’s sixth director in 2014.
As NGA director, Cardillo helped strengthen the agency’s position as a critical force in the nation’s national intelligence community. Now, as part of Peraton’s advisory board, Cardillo joins government and industry technology experts providing advice and counsel on the company’s strategic direction.
Stu Shea, Peraton’s chairman, president and CEO, referred to Cardillo as a respected leader and strategic partner in the intelligence community, and has worked with him during his years of public service.
“I look forward to his counsel as Peraton continues to demonstrate the critical role technology plays in support of national security operations and mission success,” Shea said.
Cardillo also brings several recognitions with him — including two Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Department Distinguished Service Award, two presidential ranks of Distinguished Executive, the presidential rank of Meritorious Executive, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
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