DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

2005

October - December

Materials presented chronologically.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "Establishment of the National Clandestine Service (NCS)." ODNI News Release No. 3-05. Washington, DC: 13 Oct. 2005. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 13 October 2005, the DNI and the DCIA "announced the President's approval of the establishment of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) within the CIA. The new Director of the NCS will report directly to the Director of the CIA and will work with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to implement all of the DNI's statutory authorities.... The NCS will serve as the national authority for the integration, coordination, deconfliction, and evaluation of human intelligence operations across the entire Intelligence Community, under authorities delegated to the Director of the CIA who serves as the National HUMINT Manager."

Ignatius, David. "Danger Point In Spy Reform." Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2005, A23. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"The most dangerous moment in any transition is halfway through, when the old structure is badly weakened but the new one isn't yet strong enough to carry the load. That's where the Bush administration stands in its incomplete effort to restructure the intelligence community.... [R]ather than consolidate and streamline the overlapping agencies, the new system has added even more boxes to the organization chart. The result has been a further layering of the intelligence community's bureaucracy and further demoralization among career intelligence officers."

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "National Intelligence Strategy." ODNI News Release No. 4-05. Washington, DC: 26 Oct. 2005. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/publications/NISOctober2005.pdf.

On 26 October 2005, the DNI "released The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, a publication that establishes the strategic objectives for the Intelligence Community." Vulture, "Vulture's Row," NIPQ 22.1 (Jan. 2006), comments that the document seems to be "really more direction to his staff [emphasis in original] than an action road-map."

Jehl, Douglas. "Spy Agencies Told to 'Bolster the Growth of Democracy.'" New York Times, 27 Oct. 2005. [http://www.nytimes.com]

"A new strategy document issued [on 26 October 2005] by the Bush administration ranks efforts to 'bolster the growth of democracy' among the three top missions for American intelligence agencies.... The top two 'mission objectives' are efforts to counter terrorism and weapons proliferation.... The strategy ... is unclassified, and the officials said it was not intended to apply in any way to any covert action that might be undertaken by the United States." See ODNI, "National Intelligence Strategy," at http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20051025_release.htm.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "ODNI Announces Senior Leadership Positions." ODNI News Release No. 5-05. Washington, DC: 31 Oct. 2005. [http://www.dni.gov/]

Ambassador Eric Boswell is named Assistant Deputy Director for Security in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management. In that position, he "is responsible for developing clear, uniform, Intelligence Community-wide security standards and practices governing such issues as access to facilities, electronic access to systems and databases, and clearance of personnel."

Mark Ewing is named Principal Assistant Deputy Director in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes. He served as DIA Deputy Director from 2000 to 2005; and, from 1996 to 2000, he was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army.

Shishu Gupta is named Associate Deputy Director for Systems Engineering and Information Integration in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection. In that position, he "is responsible for establishing a Community-wide view of current and future technical collection requirements, standards, and business processes and for integrating information and processes of existing systems."

Melvin Heritage is named Assistant Deputy Director and Senior Acquisition Executive in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management. In that position, he "will exercise primary oversight of Intelligence Community system development."

Charlotte Martinsson is named Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence Capability Requirements in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes. In that position, she "is responsible for managing the intelligence capability requirements process to support national intelligence needs."

Captain Ronald Rice, USN., is named Assistant Deputy Director for Customer Support in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis. In that position, he "works with the analytic community in understanding policymakers' most important requirements and in prioritizing analytic output."

Mark Roth is named Assistant Deputy Director for the National Intelligence Priorities Framework in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Customer Outcomes. In that position, he "is responsible for managing the NIPF [National Intelligence Priorities Framework], the DNI's mechanism for translating national foreign intelligence priorities into specific guidance for the Intelligence Community."

Dr. Michael Wertheimer is named Assistant Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer in the Office of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis. In that position, he "will oversee the coordination of Intelligence Community efforts to bring increased depth and accuracy to analysis through technology."

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "ODNI Announces Establishment of Open Source Center." ODNI News Release No. 6-05. Washington, DC: 8 Nov. 2005. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 8 November 2005, DNI John D. Negroponte and DCIA Porter J. Goss announced the creation of the DNI Open Source Center.

Waller, Douglas. "Outing Secret Jails." Time, 14 Nov. 2005, 21-22.

"At a secret briefing for U.S. Senators on Oct. 26, a senior U.S. intelligence official tells Time, Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte was pointedly neutral on Vice President Dick Cheney's Capitol Hill lobbying to have the CIA exempted from legislation banning mistreatment of detainees."

Fessenden, Helen. "The Limits of Intelligence Reform." Foreign Affairs 84, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 2005): 106-120.

"As with any legislation, the success of the intelligence bill depends largely on its implementation. But in this case, the political momentum to build on initial gains is running out of steam just at the critical point... The streamlining of authority under the purview of the DNI was not matched ... in the legislative branch.... Virtually none of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations for Congress itself have been adopted.... [C]oncern is growing that Negroponte's office is simply another layer of bureaucracy over all agencies rather than a force that can push through necessary structural changes to streamline the intelligence community and foster more accountability."

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Public Affairs Office. "Senior Leadership Positions Announced." ODNI News Release No. 7-05. Washington, DC: 7 Dec. 2005. Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/news/2005/12/odni120705.html.

Eliot A. Jardines, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Open Source, "is responsible for developing strategic direction, establishing policy and managing fiscal resources for open source exploitation for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)."

Alexander W. Joel, Civil Liberties Protection Officer, is responsible for "ensuring that the protection of privacy and civil liberties are appropriately incorporated in Intelligence Community policies and procedures, overseeing compliance by the ODNI with privacy and civil liberties laws, and ensuring that the use of technology sustains, and does not erode, privacy."

Theresa Everett, Associate Deputy Senior Acquisition Executive and ODNI Procurement Executive, "is responsible for the formulation of Intelligence Community procurement policy and oversight of Intelligence Community-wide procurement activities."

[Hayden, Michael V.] [GEN/USAF] "Remarks by Gen. Michael V. Hayden (USAF), Deputy Director of National Intelligence, 5 October 2005." CIRA Newsletter 30, no. 4 (Winter 2005): 3-10.

These remarks are interesting in their candor and the insight they offer to current events within the Intelligence Community. They include Gen. Hayden's responses to questions from the audience.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "ODNI Announces Senior Leadership Position." ODNI News Release No. 8-05. Washington, DC: 20 Dec. 2005. [http://www.dni.gov/]

"The Senate recently confirmed ... Dale W. Meyerrose[] to be the first Associate Director of National Intelligence and Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). As the Intelligence Community's Chief Information Officer, Meyerrose's responsibilities will be to align information technology to support national intelligence community capabilities."

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "ODNI Announces Establishment of National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC)." ODNI News Release No. 9-05. Washington, DC: 21 Dec. 2005. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 21 December 2005, DNI John D. Negroponte announced "the formal establishment of the DNI National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC). The NCPC will coordinate strategic planning within the Intelligence Community (IC) to enhance intelligence support to United States efforts to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related delivery systems."

On 8 August 2005, "Negroponte appointed Ambassador Kenneth C. Brill to be the Director of the NCPC as well the Counter Proliferation Mission Manager.... In his capacity as Mission Man[a]ger, Ambassador Brill serves as the principal advisor to the DNI on issues and matters relating to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction."

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