Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
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Incumbent
Mike Pompeo

since 23 January 2017
Central Intelligence Agency
Reports to President
Director of National Intelligence
Seat George Bush Center for Intelligence, Langley, Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.
Appointer President
Term length No fixed term
Constituting instrument 50 U.S.C. § 3036
Precursor Director of Central Intelligence
Inaugural holder Porter J. Goss
Formation April 21, 2005
Deputy Deputy Director of the CIA
Salary Executive Schedule, II[1]
Website www.cia.gov

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 [2] and must be confirmed by majority vote from the Senate.[3]

List of directors[change | change source]

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

Director Tenure President(s) served under
Position succeeded the Director of Central Intelligence
Porter J. Goss appointed first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.jpg Porter Goss April 21, 2005 – May 26, 2006 George W. Bush
Michael Hayden, CIA official portrait.jpg Michael Hayden May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta official portrait.jpg Leon Panetta February 13, 2009 – July 1, 2011
CIA Michael Morell.jpg Michael Morell
Acting
July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011
DCIA David Petraeus.jpg David Petraeus September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012
CIA Michael Morell.jpg Michael Morell
Acting
November 9, 2012 – March 8, 2013
John Brennan CIA official portrait.jpg John Brennan March 8, 2013 – January 20, 2017
No image.svg Meroe Park
Acting
January 20, 2017 – January 23, 2017 Donald Trump
Mike Pompeo official CIA portrait.jpg Mike Pompeo January 23, 2017 – present

References[change | change source]

  1. 5 U.S.C. § 5313
  2. [1] 50 Title 403–6. Appointment of officials responsible for intelligence-related activities]
  3. [2] 50 Title 403–4a. Director of the Central Intelligence Agency