U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines announced Charles Luftig as the new Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Capabilities (P&C).

“Luftig will lead our ongoing efforts to position the Intelligence Community (IC) to meet the challenges of an evolving national security landscape through strategy, policy and capabilities development,” Haines said.

Luftig brings years of national security experience to P&C having served in a variety of national security roles, to most recently as Haines’ Chief of Staff. He had previously served as Deputy General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget, as well as in senior positions at the National Security Council and the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, as well as previously working in the private sector.

Dustin Gard-Weiss, who served as the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for P&C for the past two and a half years, will take on a new role as the Executive Director in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security.