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Stacey A. Dixon To Make History As The First Black Woman To Rank No. 2 In U.S. Intelligence

A Black woman is on track to make history twice over in the country’s intelligence sector. Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden nominated Stacey A. Dixon — technology, research and development expert — to serve as the nation’s No. 2 intelligence official, a historical feat for a Black woman of her caliber, the New York Times reports. According to the news outlet, if the Senate confirms Dr. Dixon for this position, she will become the “highest-ranking Black woman in the intelligence community and the first Black person to serve in one of its most senior posts.” “Dr. Dixon possesses a deep knowledge of the intelligence tradecraft and understands the critical work intelligence professionals perform every day,” Avril D. Haines — the director of national intelligence — shared. Dr. Dixon’s position, if and when it’s confirmed, will include being responsible for convincing Congress to approve funding research and developing new technologies to help the U.S. keep up with China’s data...

Apr 27, 2021