Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is part of the United States Intelligence Community. He/She reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The Director is assisted by the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Director is nominated by the President, with the concurring or nonconcurring recommendation from the Director of National Intelligence [1] and must be confirmed by majority vote from the Senate [2].

List of directors[change | change source]

What follows is a list of Directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (in chronological order).

Director Tenure
Position succeeded the Director of Central Intelligence
Leon Panetta February 13, 2009 - July 1, 2011
Gen David Petraeus, United States Army (Ret.) September 6, 2011November 9, 2012
John O. Brennan March 8, 2013 — Present

References[change | change source]

  1. [1] 50 Title 403–6. Appointment of officials responsible for intelligence-related activities]
  2. [2] 50 Title 403–4a. Director of the Central Intelligence Agency