Robert Carillo

Following our report on Daniel Hale, we note that on 1 May, former National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) director, Robert Carillo, was appointed to the advisory board of Peraton.

Peraton is an old and respected US company based in Herndon, Virginia. It employs about 3,000 people at various sites in the US and Canada. It describes itself as “a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber, defense, homeland security and communications capabilities.” (If anyone knows what that means, please send answers on a postcard.) Their website demonstrates a range of intelligence capabilities that one former intelligence officer descibed as “f**king frightening.”

Carillo was appointed as NGA Director in 2014. From 2010 to 2014 he was Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director at the Defence Intelligence Agency. That is an impressive intelligence resumé.

Now all that expertise is headed for the private intelligence sector. Perhaps Daniel should have learned that there is a legitimate way to make money from your valuable NGA experience. (Just a guess, but Daniel would probably reply that his problem is that he has a conscience.ed).

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