Shrader, Katherine. "CIA Manager to Head Clandestine Service." Associated Press, 14 Oct. 2005. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
The director of the National Clandestine Service will be "[a] top CIA manager who remains undercover.... Publicly, he is referred to simply as 'Jose.'" He has been head of the CIA's Directorate of Operations.
Shrader, Katherine. "CIA Sends Finished 9/11 Report to Panels." Associated Press, 24 Aug. 2005. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
On 23 August 2005, "CIA Director Porter Goss personally delivered to Congress the findings" of CIA Inspector General John Helgerson's "report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, opening a debate about how much of the highly classified and critical document should be made public."
Shrader, Katherine. "Longtime CIA Spy Unmasks for Retirement." Associated Press, 8 Aug. 2007. [http://www.ap.com]
NCS head Jose Rodriguez "had his cover lifted about a month ago. CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield said the driving factor was his interest in publicly participating in minority recruitment events. He's also retiring later this year after more than three decades with the agency.... Rodriguez has not set a firm date for his retirement, and a replacement has not yet been announced."
Shrader, Katherine. "Negroponte's Office a Work in Progress." Associated Press, 13 Apr. 2006. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
In one year, the DNI's office "has grown from a staff of zero to 1,500, raising concern about whether it is becoming another clumsy bureaucracy." On 13 April 2006, "10 senior intelligence officials sought to dispel the negative narrative ... in a rare on-the-record, two-hour session with reporters" to discuss the past 12 months. The top Democrat on the HPSCI, Rep. Jane Harman of California, "worries that Negroponte is getting away from Congress' plan to have one person coordinate the spy agencies."
Shrader, Katherine. "Negroponte Takes Over Daily Bush Briefings." Associated Press, 29 Apr. 2005. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
On 27 April 2005, DNI John Negroponte "stepped into the Oval Office ... to present President Bush with his classified daily intelligence briefing." The meeting "underscored that the White House is not immediately heeding the advice of a blue-ribbon presidential commission on intelligence, which recommended last month that someone other than Negroponte brief the president each day."
Shrader, Katherine. "New Agency IARPA Develops Spy Tools." Associated Press, 31 May 2007. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
A new agency, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), has the task of developing "groundbreaking technology for the 16 spy agencies." Steve Nixon is IARPA's acting director. However, the HPSCI "has questions about whether the government truly needs" the organization. There is also "resistance within the CIA..., according to officials who spoke about the concerns privately." The new intelligence organization "will be based at the University of Maryland and staffed with 56 intelligence professionals from the CIA and from [the DNI's] organization."
Shrader, Katherine. "New CIA Chief Gen. Michael Hayden Sworn In." Associated Press, 30 May 2006. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
Gen. Michael Hayden was sworn in as CIA director on 30 May 2006.
Shrader, Katherine. "New U.S. Intel Center Studies Free Secrets." Associated Press, 8 Nov. 2005. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
At a briefing on 8 November 2005, the director of the newly established Open Source Center, Douglas Naquin, "said the center will build upon the office he headed for the last three years -- the CIA's Foreign Broadcast Information Service, which was established in 1941, before even the agency, to collect Axis broadcasts.... Rather than being tucked deep into the CIA hierarchy, the new center will report to the CIA director and work with all 15 spy agencies and a number of other government agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services."
Shrader, Katherine. "Spy Chief Scraps Satellite Program." Associated Press, 21 Jun. 2007. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
DNI Mike McConnell has scrapped a multibillion-dollar imaging satellite program to produce a stealth spacecraft capable of taking pictures from space while avoiding detection. The move "comes after several years of congressional efforts to kill the program, known publicly as the next generation of 'Misty' satellites."
For additional information on the "Misty" satellite, see Charles P. Vick, "MISTY/ FP-731, Follow-on ADVANCED CRYSTAL: The Stealth Reconnaissance Imaging Spacecraft," GlobalSecurity.org, 26 Apr. 2007. [http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/systems/afp-731.htm]
Shrader, Katherine. "Terror-Fighting Center Chief Steps Down." Associated Press, 17 Oct. 2007. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
The head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Vice Adm. (Ret.) John Scott Redd, announced his resignation on 17 October 2007. "Redd said he is stepping down [in November] to have a long-delayed surgery and spend more time with ... his family." NCTC Deputy Director Michael Leiter will be acting head when Redd leaves.
Shrader, Katherine. "U.S. Weapons Inspector Finishes Iraq Work." Associated Press, 25 Apr. 2005. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
In an addendum to the final report he issued last fall, Charles Duelfer, head of the Iraq Survey Group, said on 25 April 2005 "that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction has 'gone as far as feasible' and has found nothing." Duelfer "said a small team still operates under the U.S.-led multinational force in Iraq, although the survey group officially disbanded earlier this month. Those staying on continue to examine documents and follow up on any reports of weapons of mass destruction."
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