ODNI Announces Senior Leadership Positions

October 31, 2005

ODNI News Release No. 5-05


Mr. Eric Boswell
Assistant Deputy Director for Security,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management

Mr. Boswell is responsible for developing clear, uniform, Intelligence Community-wide security standards and practices governing such issues as access to facilities, electronic access to systems and databases, and clearance of personnel. Ambassador Boswell has held senior management and security positions in the Department of State and the United Nations system. A retired Foreign Service Officer, he most recently worked as Director of Administration at the Pan American Health Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, from 1998 to 2005. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions from 1996 to 1998. He was Senior Advisor for Security Change Management at the United Nations in New York during 2004. Ambassador Boswell graduated from Stanford University and served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Mark Ewing
Principal Assistant Deputy Director,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes

Mr. Ewing served as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2000 to 2005. Previously, he was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army, from 1996 to 2000. During his U.S. Army career, he held tactical and strategic assignments with the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence; Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Department of the Army; Field Station Sinop, Turkey; I Corps; and 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions. He supervised intelligence, signal and engineer units; served as a systems integrator for 15 U.S. intelligence automation programs; and managed one of the Army’s largest automated training programs. His assignments include Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Turkey, and Latin America. Mr. Ewing received the Bronze Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Civilian Meritorious Service Medal (Presidential Rank), and Intelligence Community awards.

Mr. Shishu Gupta
Associate Deputy Director for Systems Engineering and Information Integration,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection

Mr. Gupta is responsible for establishing a Community-wide view of current and future technical collection requirements, standards, and business processes and for integrating information and processes of existing systems. Previously Mr. Gupta served as the first Director of the Intelligence Community Cost Analysis Improvement Group from 1999 to 2005, part of the former Community Management Staff. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Program Assessment and Evaluation Office on the Community Management Staff. He became a member of the Senior Intelligence Service in 1999. Prior to joining the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Gupta worked as the Manager of the Budget and Cost Analysis Department at TASC, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Mr. Melvin Heritage
Assistant Deputy Director and Senior Acquisition Executive,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management

Mr. Heritage will exercise primary oversight of Intelligence Community system development. He was appointed a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and named Intelligence Community Senior Acquisition Executive in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in industry for several years in support of the Intelligence Community. He retired in 1999 from the U.S. Army after serving 30 years as a Military Intelligence officer. While in the Army Mr. Heritage worked primarily as an acquisition professional in intelligence system development. Following several operational assignments in intelligence units, his subsequent acquisition assignments included tours of duty as an engineering team chief, operational tester, system evaluator, system coordinator on the Army Staff, Product Manager Forward Sensor Interface and Control Module, and Project Manager Signals Warfare, concluding his service as Director of the Army Space Program Office. Mr. Heritage graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. (cum laude) in Mathematics and from Ohio State University with an M.S. in Computer Science. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and the Army War College.

Ms. Charlotte Martinsson
Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence Capability Requirements,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes

Ms. Martinsson is responsible for managing the intelligence capability requirements process to support national intelligence needs. Ms. Martinsson has more than 30 years experience in the Intelligence Community, with the last four at the community level in the Office of the DNI and former Office of the Deputy DCI for Community Management. She has been the Executive Secretary of the National Intelligence Community Mission Requirements Board since January 2004, and will continue to serve in that capacity. She served in the Defense Intelligence Agency and supported the Army Staff in the Pentagon. Ms. Martinsson spent 23 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army in signal intelligence, collection management, electronic warfare, and acquisition program management office capacities. She received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Berlin Campus.

Captain Ronald Rice, U.S.N.
Assistant Deputy Director for Customer Support,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis

Captain Rice works with the analytic community in understanding policymakers’ most important requirements and in prioritizing analytic output. He is a career Naval Intelligence Officer. His operational assignments have taken him around the globe on multiple deployments from the western Pacific and Indian Oceans to the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea, as well as during combat operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His varied Joint and Navy Staff assignments include intelligence watch officer at Navy, theater and national levels, collection management, Navy special project support, and senior management positions with the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Joint Staff. He received his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and M.S. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Mr. Mark Roth
Assistant Deputy Director for the National Intelligence Priorities Framework,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes

Mr. Roth is responsible for managing the NIPF, the DNI’s mechanism for translating national foreign intelligence priorities into specific guidance for the Intelligence Community. Previously, Mr. Roth served as a project manager for the National Intelligence Priorities Framework in the Office of the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production. Prior to that he served for 15 years as a civilian all-source intelligence analyst with the Department of the Air Force. In this capacity, he served as a specialist in Chinese military capabilities and later managed the Air Force liaison office to the National Military Joint Intelligence Center in the Pentagon. Mr. Roth was a Senior Analyst and Division Chief for the Air Staff Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. Mr. Roth graduated from the National War College, National Defense University with an M.S. in National Security Strategy and the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College. He received a B.A. in History and a Certificate in Asian Studies from Northwestern University.

Dr. Michael Wertheimer
Assistant Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer,
Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis

Dr. Wertheimer will oversee the coordination of Intelligence Community efforts to bring increased depth and accuracy to analysis through technology. Prior to this position he spent two years in industry building a research group focused on the Intelligence Community. From 1982 to 2003 he was a cryptologic mathematician at the National Security Agency. In 1999 he was selected as Technical Director for the Data Acquisition Office in the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate. He is the co-author of the 2001 Signals Intelligence Strategy and the 2002 SIGINT architecture model. Dr. Wertheimer is also the recipient of the CryptoMathematics Institute President’s Award, the Sir Peter Marychurch Award (NSA/GCHQ cryptology award), the NSA Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award, and the Exceptional Civilian Service Award. He received B.A. degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Rochester. He also received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.