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    11/12/2005 9:38:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 715+ views ^ | 11/12/05 | Robert Novak
    CONFIRMATION POLITICS Although freshman Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar has removed his hold on the nomination, former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray is still being blocked by Democrats for confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the European Union. The unidentified senator now imposing the hold is believed to be Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, who did not return this column's call. The objection to Gray is a 2-year-old television ad by Gray's Committee for Justice accusing senators of blocking the confirmation of Judge William Pryor because he is Catholic. A footnote: Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Negroponte last Tuesday wrote...
  • NYP: Goss' Good Grades (Turning around the CIA)

    09/26/2005 5:17:12 AM PDT · by OESY · 22 replies · 640+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 26, 2005 | Peter Brookes
    The only good thing about taking over an organization that's hit rock bottom is that the only direction to go is up. This thought may have crossed CIA Director Porter Goss' mind as he looked back over his first year in office at Langley this past weekend. The plucky Goss is fervently trying to reinvigorate the embattled CIA, stung by monumental intelligence failures in recent years. But in contrast to the public bellyaching of some disgruntled agency employees (complaints shamelessly played out in the press), Goss is making progress. Goss, the former House Intelligence Committee chairman, is in the midst...
  • NYT: Bush to Create New Unit in F.B.I. for Intelligence - Consolidates Negroponte's power

    06/30/2005 8:30:13 AM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 480+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2005 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    President Bush... ordered changes intended to break down old walls between foreign and domestic intelligence activities by creating a new national security division within the Federal Bureau of Investigation that will fall under the overall direction of John D. Negroponte, the new director of national intelligence. The directive by Mr. Bush is aimed at consolidating the power of Mr. Negroponte, whose authority over the F.B.I. had been ambiguous. It also sets in motion a major restructuring designed to dissolve the barriers that have often kept the Central Intelligence Agency and the F.B.I. at arm's length, and elevates intelligence operations to...
  • Ways to Avoid Becoming “Scapegoat In Chief” - (Director of Nat'l Intel, John Negroponte's task)

    04/30/2005 4:37:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 210+ views
    You have to feel sorry for John Negroponte. As the new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Negroponte will coordinate the activities of 15 different intelligence agencies. But he begins his job in an almost impossible position: He’s responsible for all American intelligence activity in the world, but doesn’t have a clear idea of how much power he actually has. Rumor has it that several candidates turned down the job because of its inherent weaknesses. A few observers are so skeptical that they have privately renamed the DNI the “scapegoat in chief.” They think he’ll inevitably take the blame for the...
  • U.S. intelligence czar not a new idea

    02/20/2005 4:52:30 PM PST · by PopGonzalez · 3 replies · 249+ views ^ | February 20, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    U.S. intelligence czar not a new idea Based on what I’m seeing in the newspapers, hearing on radio call-in shows, and even reading among the flood of email messages received over the past week; many Americans believe the naming of Ambassador John Negroponte to the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden as deputy DNI is a brand new idea. As we all know, the DNI is responsible for overseeing the 15-member U.S. Intelligence Community. It’s a responsibility formerly held by the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (Director of Central Intelligence or...
  • President's Remarks On John Negroponte (National Intelligence Director Nominee)

    02/17/2005 1:24:32 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 485+ views
    10:00 A.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. I appreciate you're here -- coming here. I'm pleased to announce my decision to nominate Ambassador John Negroponte as Director of National Intelligence. The Director's responsibility is straightforward and demanding. John will make sure that those whose duty it is to defend America have the information we need to make the right decisions. John understands America's global intelligence needs because he spent the better part of his life in our foreign service, and is now serving with distinction in the sensitive post of our nation's first Ambassador to a free Iraq.John's...
  • Coming to terms with Intelligence and DHS Reform

    01/22/2005 3:16:24 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 291+ views
    The Federalist Patriot ^ | The FederalistPatriot
    21 January 2005 The Federalist Patriot No. 05-03 Friday Digest THE PATRIOT PERSPECTIVE Top of the fold -- Coming to terms with Intelligence and DHS Reform In response to the 9/11 Commission Report, Congress recently passed sweeping legislation to overhaul U.S. intelligence services and capabilities. We at The Patriot agree that now is the time to step back and assess the state of our national intelligence and security apparatus, and to fix what doesn't work by replicating what does. In order to give our readers the fullest understanding of the new law's scope, we offer this synopsis of its major...
  • DNI: Super-Spook

    01/01/2005 7:59:09 PM PST · by DJ_Drummond · 7 replies · 179+ views
    January 1, 2005 | DJ Drummond
    Later this year, Congress will appove a budget for a new office. I'm not talking furniture, here, but the new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), also referred to as the National Director of Intelligence. Whatever you want to call him, and whomever it is that ends up with the post, we are looking at a new world in Intelligence. Condi Rice and Porter Goss have already given signs that they're loading up their guns for hunting weasels, and the improvements to PATRIOT approved in '04 by Congress are going to start having effects this next year. It's going to be...
  • Director of National Intelligence: Who will Bush appoint??

    12/22/2004 9:42:46 AM PST · by Perdogg · 182+ views
    12/22/04 | Perdogg
    When will Bush appoint his Intelligence Tsar and will it be Ret. Gen. Thomas Franks?
  • President Gets to Fill Ranks of New Intelligence Superstructure

    12/16/2004 7:47:32 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 222+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 16, 2004 | Walter Pincus
    President Bush (news - web sites) is searching not only for a new director of national intelligence to become his chief adviser on intelligence but also for three other senior officials who will work atop the new organization created by the intelligence reform act he is scheduled to sign into law tomorrow. Along with the job of the intelligence director, or DNI, there is to be a principal deputy DNI, a director of a new national counterterrorism center, and a general counsel to the DNI, all of whom must be presidential appointees subject to Senate confirmation. In addition, the new...
  • Woolsey: GET SMART [intelligence reorganization]

    12/16/2004 5:11:50 AM PST · by Tolik · 8 replies · 460+ views
    Wall Street Journal via Benador Associates ^ | December 15, 2004 | R. James Woolsey
    Whatever the overall effects of the recent intelligence reorganization, the new director of national intelligence (DNI) should at least be able to bring about one important improvement -- coordinating foreign and domestic intelligence.Such coordination was not really even being attempted before 9/11 because domestic intelligence, for all practical purposes, did not exist. The FBI was the only institution that had ever actually been in the business, e.g. with its very effective long-term penetration of the American Communist Party. But discredited in the mid-1970s by the revelation of excesses, including spying on Martin Luther King Jr., the Bureau had essentially been...
  • DRUDGE: Short List of Names for Director of National Intelligence

    12/08/2004 9:55:46 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 62 replies · 1,344+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2004 | Matt Drudge
    Names of people being vetted by the White House for the new position of Director of National Intelligence: DCI Porter Goss Gov Tom Kean General Michael Hayden John Lehman Sen. Joe Lieberman Rep Pete Hoekstra Rep Jane Harman...