Biden plans to nominate Stacey Dixon as No. 2 intelligence official
President Joe Biden nominated Stacey Dixon on Wednesday to become the principal deputy director of National Intelligence, the nation's second highest intelligence post, per a White House press release.
Why it matters: If confirmed by the Senate, Dixon would be the first Black woman to hold the position, according to the New York Times.
- Dixon is an intelligence technology expert and her nomination to the position reflects the Biden administration's desire to emphasize "technological innovation in intelligence gathering," per the Times.
What they're saying: “Dr. Stacey Dixon is a talented and innovative intelligence professional who has served in a variety of roles during her distinguished career in the Intelligence Community," Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence, said in a statement responding to Dixon's nomination.
- "Dr. Dixon possesses a deep knowledge of the intelligence tradecraft and understands the critical work intelligence professionals perform every day."
- "I cannot think of a more exceptional leader to join the ODNI team and help set the strategic direction for the Intelligence Community," Haines concluded.