August 6, 2018: Vaughn F. Bishop was nominated as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Bishop, of Virginia, first joined the CIA in 1981, and during his thirty-year career, he has held several senior-level analyst and senior-management positions in varied regional and functional mission areas. In the 1990s, Bishop oversaw issues relating to the Somalia and Rwanda crises. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that murdered more than 3,000 people, Bishop held several overseas positions, including Chief of Station, where he managed a critical relationship with a main U.S. partner focused on counterterrorism operations. Bishop was the DCIA Representative to PACOM, and he later led the CIA’s analytic effort of Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa. Later in his career, Bishop was the National Intelligence Officer for Africa, and in 2010, he was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Bishop retired from the CIA in 2011, and he was later asked to return for four years to be the CIA Ombudsman for analytic objectivity during an agency modernization program. Bishop received a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a doctorate from Northwestern University.