Drug Enforcement Administration fights criminals with intelligence

July 8, 2010 — When you think of the intelligence community, the Drug Enforcement Administration may not ring a bell. But it should.

Today’s guest played an instrumental role in readmitting the DEA back into the 17-member Intelligence Community.

Tony Placido, DEA Chief of Intelligence, manages a workforce of about 900 intelligence analysts whose job includes following leads on worldwide drug activity. In some cases, this activity may be tied to terrorism.

Hiring freeze result of Trump team's review of federal agencies

Our discussion includes:

  • How the intelligence unit fits into DEA’s mission
  • Information-sharing activities with federal, state and local partners
  • Plans for hiring