Promotion for IARPA Chief
Although his brainchild has had trouble in getting off the ground, the man behind the future Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, Steve Nixon, has won promotion on the DNI’s staff. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
Like his predecessor, John Negroponte, the new director of national intelligence (DNI), Mike McConnell, would like to set up a major research and development agency along the lines of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to serve the [...]