DNI Ratcliffe Names Acting Director of NCTC

DNI Ratcliffe Names Acting Director of NCTC

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 09:34



ODNI News Release No. 41-20

Nov. 10, 2020


DNI Ratcliffe Names Acting Director of NCTC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe today issued the following statement:


“Yesterday, President Donald Trump named Chris Miller the Acting Secretary of Defense. Chris has been a visionary leader as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and I have no doubt his vision will serve the Department of Defense and our nation well.


“I am excited to share that earlier today we selected Steve Vanech to serve as NCTC’s next deputy director. Steve has 15 years of experience across the counterterrorism enterprise having served in multiple positions at NCTC including the director of intelligence, as well as a joint duty assignment at the National Security Agency as the Deputy Chief, Office of Counterterrorism.


“Steve will immediately serve as the acting director of NCTC. Steve’s deep commitment to the counterterrorism mission and the nation’s security, along with his institutional knowledge and understanding of NCTC, will be invaluable in leading the Center. ”