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Director of National Intelligence (Acting), Deputy DNI for Intelligence Integration

Michael P. DempseyMichael Dempsey small

Mr. Michael P. Dempsey became the Acting Director of National Intelligence in January 2017 after having served previously as Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration and Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration. Prior to joining ODNI, he served as the Director of CIA’s Office of Africa, Latin America, and Global Issues (ALAGI), as well as the Director of the Office of Transnational Issues (OTI).   

Mr. Dempsey began his intelligence career with CIA in 1990 and has served in a number of management and analytical positions there, including Deputy Director of the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, Arms Control Center (WINPAC), as well as Deputy Associate Director for Military Affairs.  He also served as Deputy CIA Representative to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council. 

Prior to joining CIA, Mr. Dempsey served for four years as an artillery officer in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). 

Mr. Dempsey has graduate degrees from the State University of New York at Albany and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Dempsey and his wife, Ann, have one son, Michael, who recently graduated from Wake Forest University.


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