Profile picture
, 11 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
Meet Our New Deputy Director:

Vaughn Bishop never imagined that one day he would be asked to serve as Deputy Director of CIA. “Then again,” says Bishop, “at no point in my career did I ever cease to be amazed at the opportunities offered at CIA.”
Bishop is thrilled to work with his colleague & friend, Director Haspel, again. Years ago, when DCIA was a senior operations officer, & Bishop a senior analyst, they worked together on difficult missions from opposite sides of the Agency directorate structure.
DCIA Haspel & DDCIA Bishop believe close collaboration & communication across directorates is critical to fulfilling the CIA’s mission. As Bishop likes to say: managing between the white spaces on the org chart, the spaces between the directorates, is a powerful force multiplier.
Born in Indiana to parents who had grown up on farms in the rural Midwest, Bishop attended @NorthwesternU where he earned a bachelor’s & master’s degree in political science & a PhD in political science & African studies.
After doing his dissertation field research in Kano, Nigeria, Bishop was looking forward to a life in academia & began his teaching career at @EmoryUniversity. But a CIA job advertisement caught his eye & changed his fate. He began his 30+ year CIA career in 1981.
Bishop’s first assignment with us was in a small unit where his job was to drive the need for & value of social science methodologies in the art of analysis. “…a much harder sell in 1981 than it is today.”
A major Agency reorg in the early 1980s required Bishop to choose a distinct career path: social science methodology or a regional expertise. He chose Africa.

But his passion for analytic methods, teaching, & exploring new tools of inquiry stayed with him throughout his career.
Bishop’s leadership philosophy is encompassed by a simple saying:
stop, look, listen, learn

It’s how he approaches every new assignment. Bishop believes that the importance of listening cannot be overstated & is a valuable leadership trait & one that is too often underused.
Throughout his career, Bishop held a number of expert-level analyst & senior management positions across a diverse range of regional & functional mission areas. He also led his share of crisis response teams.
As CIA’s new Deputy Director, Vaughn Bishop brings to the office a contagious enthusiasm & love for the work, an uncanny ability to inspire, a 35-cent framed picture of FDR, a photo of golfing with friends in Scotland, & countless pictures of his grandson.
As part of DCIA Haspel’s leadership team, Bishop brings decades of experience & wisdom.

“I’ve always believed CIA is a unique & special place,” says Bishop. “I consider it the privilege of a lifetime to serve as a steward of this great institution.”
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to CIA
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!