William A. Anderson
, National Intelligence Officer
and Global Issues
National Intelligence Council
William A. Anderson was appointed National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues in March 2004, after concluding a tour as the President's Daily Brief and Senior Executive Briefer for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of State. He joined CIA in 1986 and has held a variety of analytical and managerial positions, working European, Latin American, and global issues. He previously led the Strategic Assessments Group and the Economic Security Group in the Directorate of Intelligence and served an overseas tour for the Agency in the mid-1990s.
Prior to joining the government, Mr. Anderson was an Assistant Professor of Economics at The George Washington University, specializing in International Economics. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Cornell University in 1983 and earned his B.A. from Yale University in 1974. He is conversant in French.