DOD intelligence unit will begin operating in June

Stephen A. Cambone, the Defense Department's former director of program analysis and evaluation, will on June 1 set up an organization to better share intelligence information across DOD and with other federal agencies.

Cambone was sworn into his new post as the military's first undersecretary of intelligence in mid-March after Senate confirmation.

Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld created the position to emphasize the importance of intelligence gathering. Officials said the need for a DOD intelligence unit was underscored by the 2001 terrorist attacks against the Pentagon and World Trade Center, and the ongoing war against terrorism.

Cambone also has served as principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy and as director of research at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.

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