George Little served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary from July 2011 to November 2013. He was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense for media relations, public information, community relations, and communications to U.S. service members and civilian employees of the Department stationed around the world. He also served as chief spokesman for the Department of Defense.
Before joining the Department in July 2011 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, he was Director of Public Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency. At the CIA, he served as the agency's chief media spokesman, provided strategic counsel to the director and his senior leadership team, coordinated internal communications to CIA employees in the United States and abroad, and managed communications and outreach to the American public. Mr. Little began his communications work at the CIA in April 2007 as chief of media relations.
From 2005-2007, he worked in the National Counterterrorism Center's (NCTC) Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning, where he led the development of the congressionally-mandated National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel, and headed an interagency group responsible for assessing the U.S. government's progress in the fight against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Mr. Little also worked as an intelligence community and business consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and IBM.
Mr. Little received his Ph.D. in international relations, with distinction, from Georgetown University, where he has also been an adjunct professor of international relations, the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations, and international law. He received his master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Virginia.