After head-hunting for nearly a year (IOL 544), the director [...]
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 [. [...]