Office of the Director of National Intelligence

2006

 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "Drug Enforcement Administration Element Becomes 16th Intelligence Community Member." ODNI News Release No. 6-06. Washington, DC: 17 Feb. 2006. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 17 February 2006, DNI John D. Negroponte and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced "the designation of the Office of National Security Intelligence," part of the DEA's Intelligence Division, "as the 16th member of the Intelligence Community (IC).... This designation does not grant DEA new authorities, but it does formalize the long-standing relationship between the DEA and the IC."

[DNI/06; OtherAgencies/DEA]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "Mission Manager for Cuba and Venezuela Announced." ODNI News Release No. 16-06. Washington, DC: 18 Aug. 2006. [http://www.dni.gov/]

DNI John D. Negroponte has established the position of Mission Manager for Cuba and Venezuela. J. Patrick Maher will serve as Acting Mission Manager; he is currently NIO for the Western Hemisphere. Prior to assuming his NIO position in August 2005, Maher served with the CIA..

[DNI/06]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence." ODNI News Release No. 15-06. Washington, DC: 7 Aug. 2006. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 7 August 2006, DNI John D. Negroponte "appointed Joel F. Brenner to serve as National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence." From 2002, Brenner was NSA Inspector General. He replaces Ambassador Eric Boswell who had been Acting National Counterintelligence Executive since January 2006.

[DNI/06; CI/06]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "National Open Source Enterprise." Intelligence Community Directive Number 301 [ICD 301]. Washington, DC: 11 Jul. 2006. Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/icd-301.pdf.

ICD 301 establishes DNI "policy and specifies responsibilities for the oversight. management, and implementation of IC open source activities." It "recognizes and establishes the roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Deputy DNI for Open Source (ADDNI/OS), the DNI Open Source Center (the Center). and the IC to ensure efficient and effective use of open source information and analysis.... Open source strategy development, programmatic oversight, and evaluation will be centralized under the ADDNI/OS. Open source activities will be executed in a distributed manner....

"DNI Open Source Center and D/CIA as Executive Agent

"a. The Center serves to advance the IC's exploitation of open source material and nurtures acquisition, procurement, analysis, dissemination, and sharing of open source information, products, and services throughout the USG.

"b. Under the overall guidance of the DNI, the D/CIA serves as the DNI's Executive agent for the Center, with day-to-day management delegated to the Center director and operating the Center under all relevant authorities available to the CIA. The Center director reports directly to the Deputy D/CIA in executing strategy, policy, and program guidance established by the DNI. The ADDNI/OS establishes open source strategy, policy, and prograrm guidance for the Center and other IC elements....

"c. The Center is established at CIA and builds on the former Foreign Broadcast Information Service. It will include personnel from across the IC and other USG organizations.

"d. The Center director is selected and appointed by the CIA with the concurrence of the DNI. The Center director reports to the Deputy D/CIA for day-to-day management. The Center director has two deputy directors (at least one of the deputy directors is from an IC element other than CIA). The Center director will select Center staff and manage the Center's overall operations.

"e. The Center's budget will remain a separate expenditure center within the CIA Program, and it may not be taxed or reprogrammed without DNI approval."

[DNI/06 & OSC/06; OpenSource/From05]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "ODNI Announces Mission Managers and Senior Leadership Position." ODNI News Release No. 2-06. Washington, DC: 11 Jan. 2006. [http://www.dni.gov/]

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is named Mission Manager for North Korea. In that position, he "is responsible for integrating collection and analysis on North Korea across the Intelligence Community, identifying and filling gaps in intelligence, and planning and ensuring the implementation of strategies, among other duties."

S. Leslie Ireland is named Mission Manager for Iran. In that position, she "is responsible for integrating collection and analysis on Iran across the Intelligence Community...."

Note: The role of the Mission Manager was recommended by the WMD Commission and endorsed by the President.  The DNI created four Mission Managers: one for counterterrorism (the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center); one for counterproliferation (the Director of the National Counterproliferation Center); and one each for the countries of Iran and North Korea.  "Mission Managers will not directly manage operations or analysis, but will instead lead the Intelligence Community at a strategic level."

William F. Dawson is named Director of the Intelligence Community Acquisition Risk Center. In this position, he "is responsible for conducting multi-source threat analysis of commercial entities doing business with any component of the Intelligence Community."

[DNI/06]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "ODNI Announces Senior Leadership Position." ODNI News Release No. 1-06. Washington, DC: 5 Jan. 2006. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 4 January 2006, "Benjamin A. Powell was appointed by the President" to be ODNI General Counsel. He "was most recently Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President."

[DNI/06]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "Report on the Progress of the Director of National Intelligence in Implementing the 'Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.'" May 2006. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/reports/CDA_14-25-2004_report.pdf.

"The DNI is making substantial progress in the implementation of the IRTPA and toward improving intelligence products so that policymakers have the information necessary to protect the Nation today. The DNI has established a vision of the IC as an integrated enterprise and is implementing strategic plans to make that vision a reality. The future intelligence enterprise is key to making the Nation safer. Dozens of institutional and policy reforms have been initiated; major budget decisions have been made; and the customer community that receives intelligence has been involved more deeply in the process of determining which threats and trends deserve our IC's priority attention."

[DNI/06]

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