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Lora Shiao to Be Acting Head of U.S. Counterterrorism Agency

  • Career officer would be first woman to hold the position
  • Acting DNI Grenell expected to announce appointment Monday
Lora Shiao

Lora Shiao

Source: Office of National Counterterrorism Center

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Lora Shiao, a career U.S. intelligence officer, will be named as acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed.

Acting DNI Richard Grenell is expected to make the announcement on Monday, agency spokeswoman Maura Beard said on Saturday. Shiao will be the first woman to hold the post.