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News | March 15, 2024

David M. Cattler named Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

The Department of Defense has announced the selection of David M. Cattler as the next Director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). The appointment will be effective March 24, 2024.  

As Director of DCSA, Mr. Cattler will lead the United States Government’s premier provider of integrated security services. In this capacity, he will lead the implementation of centralized critical national security enterprise capabilities for personnel security, industrial security, counterintelligence, and security training.   

Mr. Cattler has extensive experience in the intelligence community having served multiple times with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence leading complex efforts across organizational and functional boundaries. He has significant collection management and analytic experience at the national, joint, and service levels, and has advised the president, civilian agencies, Defense Department and military leaders, and operational forces. He served at the international level on the NATO staff, as the Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security.  

Daniel Lecce, who has been serving as the Acting Director in an interim capacity, will remain at DCSA as the Deputy Director.