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Ms. Wagner served as an instructor in Intelligence Community management for The Intelligence and Security Academy, LLC from October 2008 to October 2009. She retired from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on October 1, 2008, where she served as Budget Director and cyber security coordinator. Prior to that, Ms. Wagner served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) as an Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management and the first Chief Financial Officer for the National Intelligence Program (NIP). She accepted this position after serving as the Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs from April 2004 until May 2005. In that capacity, she was responsible for the Community Management Staff, which provided strategic planning, policy formulation, resource planning, program assessment and budget oversight for the Intelligence Community.
Ms. Wagner’s previous position was that of the senior Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Representative to Europe. She served as the Director, DIA’s liaison to the United States European Command (EUCOM) and to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from April 2003 to April 2004. From October 2000 until April 2003, Ms. Wagner served as DIA Deputy Director for Analysis and Production. The Directorate consisted of approximately 2,000 personnel charged with providing high-quality, all-source military intelligence analysis support to the Combatant Commands and deployed US and allied forces; the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and the Secretary of Defense. Ms. Wagner was also the Production Functional Manager, responsible for orchestrating analysis and production by analytic elements of the Services, the Combatant Commands, other defense agencies, and the Commonwealth.
Prior to being appointed the Deputy Director for Analysis and Production, Ms. Wagner headed the Director, Military Intelligence (DMI) Staff from November 1996 to November 2000. In this position, Ms. Wagner conducted military intelligence community planning and was responsible for development and management of the General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP). She served as an associate member of the Military Intelligence Board (MIB) and oversaw the MIB secretariat. She also managed the implementation of the Joint Intelligence Virtual Architecture (JIVA), a defense intelligence community-wide collaborative environment and tool set.
Prior to her position as the DMI Staff Director, Ms. Wagner was the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Her responsibilities included oversight of all technical collection and processing capabilities in the National Intelligence Program (then the NFIP) and Military Intelligence Program (then JMIP and TIARA). Ms. Wagner also served as a member of the Program and Budget Authorization Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, overseeing the GDIP and national and defense counterintelligence programs.
Prior to working on the HPSCI staff, Ms. Wagner was an associate at Booz-Allen and Hamilton, working in the areas of Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP), support to military operations, intelligence planning, and intelligence systems architecture development. Ms. Wagner also served as a Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Officer in the United States Army.
Ms. Wagner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from the College of William and Mary, and a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.