Bill Eldard leverages over 35 years of Intelligence Community experience to work with senior government leaders and subject-matter experts in identifying whole-of government issues, collecting and analyzing relevant data, and developing practical courses of action for decision makers. He currently serves as a senior policy advisor in the office of the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Information Sharing (ADNI/FSLT-IS), which focuses on advancing the sharing of information relevant to national security threats. In addition to contributing to strategy development, Bill is responsible for the planning, preparation, coordination, and conduct of meetings of the Information Sharing Council (ISC). The ISC was established by Congress to improve the sharing of counterterrorism information among federal departments and agencies, as well as with state, local, and tribal governments.
Prior to his current endeavor, Bill provided a variety of advisory and managerial functions in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), to include conducting analysis and developing strategy for the Director, Global Maritime and Aviation Intelligence Integration; editing ODNI policy guidance and procedures; and providing task management and administrative support to the National Intelligence Management Council. He also worked at the Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Sharing and Collaboration office, where he conceived, implemented, and managed a performance metrics system for the Intelligence and Information Sharing component of the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy.
Before becoming an advisor and strategic planner, Bill served as an infantry sergeant in the US Army and Virginia Army National Guard for a combined five years before obtaining a commission in the US Navy, where he served as a naval intelligence officer for 21 years. His naval assignments included sea duty aboard aircraft carriers and amphibious ships; commanding officer of a joint service intelligence center in Italy supporting NATO; fleet operational intelligence watch team leader; intelligence briefing team leader for the Chief of Naval Operations; staff action officer for the Director of Naval Intelligence; and military assistant to the Director of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, studying future military threats to the United States. He retired with the rank of Commander.