Full Name
James Sullivan
Job Title
Defense Intelligence Officer for Cyber
Directorate for Analysis, DIA
Speaker Bio
Mr. Jim Sullivan became the Defense Intelligence Officer for Cyber in December 2019. In this role, Mr. Sullivan advises DIA leadership and other Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) officials on defense cyberspace-related topics of interest to the Department and policymakers. He helps ensure that cyberspace is normalized as a domain of warfare and that processes, roles, and responsibilities for intelligence support to cyberspace operations are well understood and executed among the constituent members of the Defense All-Source Analytic Enterprise (DIAAE), DoD, and the IC.

Mr. Sullivan was appointed to the senior ranks in October 2017, as the Senior Expert for Military Cyber Intelligence Operations, United States Cyber Command, Ft. Meade, Maryland. In this assignment, he was responsible for overseeing the all-source analytic effort at USCYBERCOM and integrating production and collection requirements across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise in support of military operations in cyberspace.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Sullivan joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1996, after graduating from Montclair State University with majors in English and History. He received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 2005, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2009.

Prior to his appointment at USCYBERCOM, Mr. Sullivan served in a number of positions within the analytic career field, including assignments on the Joint Staff, as a Deputy Defense Senior Representative to USCYBERCOM, Deputy National Agency Representative to NSA, Director, Civil-Military Integration Program in Afghanistan, and as a C4I analyst focused on Russia and China and as a C4I Subject Matter Expert in Operations ALLIED FORCE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

His awards include the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, and NATO Medal.
James Sullivan