Director of National Intelligence

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Director of National Intelligence
Seal of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.svg
Seal of the Director of National Intelligence
Dan Coats official DNI portrait.jpg
Dan Coats

since March 16, 2017
United States Intelligence Community
Member ofCabinet
National Security Council (NSC)
Reports toPresident of the United States
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Constituting instrument50 U.S.C. § 3023
PrecursorDirector of Central Intelligence (DCI)
FormationApril 22, 2005
First holderJohn Negroponte
DeputySusan M. Gordon, Principal Deputy Director

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is the United States government official subject to the authority, direction and control of the President who is responsible under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 for:

Directors of National Intelligence[change | change source]

No. Director Term of Office President(s) served under
Position succeeded the Director of Central Intelligence
1 John Negroponte official portrait State.jpg John Negroponte April 21, 2005 – February 13, 2007 George W. Bush
2 Mike McConnell, official ODNI photo portrait.jpg Mike McConnell February 13, 2007 – January 27, 2009
3 Dennis Blair official Director of National Intelligence portrait.jpg Dennis C. Blair January 29, 2009 – May 28, 2010 Barack Obama
David Gompert official portrait.jpg David Gompert
May 28, 2010 – August 5, 2010
4 James R. Clapper official portrait.jpg James R. Clapper August 5, 2010 – January 20, 2017
Michael Dempsey.jpg Mike Dempsey
January 20, 2017 – March 16, 2017 Donald Trump
5 Dan Coats official DNI portrait.jpg Dan Coats March 16, 2017 – present

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