Richard Hoch appointed as CIA Chief Strategy Officer

Jan. 7, 2019: Cynthia Rapp has been appointed as the Deputy Director for Analysis at the Directorate of Analysis at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by CIA Director Gina Haspel. Rapp was previously the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at the CIA, and she led intelligence integration at the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she helped oversee the compilation of the President’s Daily Brief on intelligence issues. In her new position, Rapp succeeds Richard Hoch, who has been appointed as the CIA’s Chief Strategy Officer. Rapp, in her new post, is charged with overseeing the CIA’s programs to compile and analyze intelligence information received from CIA offices and other intelligence agencies, including open source data and satellite imagery. CIA analysts take raw intelligence from abroad, offer regional analysis of that information, and put that information into a workable context. They interact directly with government officials and they help compile the President’s Daily Brief. Also at the CIA, thirty-four-year agency veteran Beth Kimber was appointed as a Deputy Director to lead the agency's Directorate of Operations earlier in December, 2018. Sonya Holt, who likewise has spent more than three decades at the CIA, was appointed as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in August, 2018, when similarly long-working CIA officials Vaughn Bishop, now Deputy Director, and Andy Makridis, now Chief Operating Officer (COO), were also appointed. The CIA is an independent federal government agency. The CIA Headquarters is located in the unincorporated neighborhood of Langley in Fairfax County, Va., in Northern Virginia.

Attribution: CBS News

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