Longtime career intelligence professional Neil Wiley has been named principal executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, assuming the duties of the principal deputy director of national intelligence until the Senate confirms a presidential nominee.
Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell announced Wiley’s appointment May 13. Wiley most recently served at ODNI as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, where he was responsible for leading its analysis across the intelligence community to inform national policy deliberations.
“Neil is a career intelligence officer with 35 years of experience, both as a naval officer and a civilian intelligence professional,” Grenell said. “He is superbly qualified for this important role and will help ODNI advance its critical mission in support of America’s national security.”
Prior to ODNI, Wiley was the director for analysis at the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2015 until 2019, leading the agency’s all-source analytic effort in support of policymakers, military planners and warfighters, and defense acquisition.
He’s also served as DIA’s principal deputy director for analysis, and was chief of DIA’s Technology and Long-Range Analysis Office and of DIA’s Military Forces Analysis Office. From 2003-2012, Wiley held various roles within the U.S. European Command’s Joint Analysis Center, including deputy director of intelligence.
And from 1983-2003, Wiley was in the U.S. Navy, initially as a surface line officer and later as an intelligence officer.
Sue Gordon served as the most recent principal deputy director of national intelligence in ODNI until she resigned in August 2019.