David R. Shedd served in the U.S. government in a wide variety of national security and intelligence positions for nearly 33 years. In August 2014, he was named Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency following four years of service as Deputy Director. Until January 2015, he led the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce comprising more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide.
From May 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Shedd served as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy Director for Policy, Plans and Requirements. Prior to that, Mr. Shedd served in a number of capacities in the Office of the DNI, National Security Council, CIA, and in U.S. embassies overseas.
Since leaving the federal government in February 2015, Mr. Shedd has been serving as a Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow and is an Adjunct Professor teaching the history of the National Security Act of 1947 and its relationship to intelligence at Patrick Henry College. He works as an independent national security consultant, serves on several corporate Boards, and is actively supporting several Missions/NGOs such as Justice & Mercy International and Samaritan’s Purse.