United States President Barack Obama nominated James R. Clapper, Jr. to replace Dennis C. Blair as U. S. Director of National Intelligence. Currently, he is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense regarding intelligence, counterintelligence and security matters. He is also dual-hatted as the Director of Defense Intelligence and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence as his principal advisor regarding defense intelligence matters.  He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence on April 11, 2007. .Mr. Clapper previously served as the Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), previously know as the National Imagery & Mapping Agency (NIMA), from September 2001 to June 2006; he was the first civilian director of NGA. He retired as a lieutenant general from the U.S. Air Force in 1995, after a 32-year career. Prior to his appointment as director of the NIMA in September 2001, he worked in industry for six years as an executive in three successive companies. His business focus was on the intelligence community..Mr. Clapper's last military assignment was as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His earlier assignments included a variety of intelligence-related positions to include Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and as Director of Intelligence for three war-fighting commands: U.S. Forces, Korea; Pacific Command; and Strategic Air Command. Mr. Clapper has served as a consultant and advisor to Congress, Department of Defense and Department of Energy, and as a member of a wide variety of government panels, boards, commissions and advisory groups. He was a member of the Downing Assessment Task Force that investigated the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996 and was vice chairman of a commission chaired by former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia on the subject of homeland
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United States President Barack Obama nominated James R. Clapper, Jr. to replace Dennis C. Blair as U. S. Director of National Intelligence. Currently, he is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense regarding intelligence, counterintelligence and security matters. He is also dual-hatted as the Director of Defense Intelligence and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence as his principal advisor regarding defense intelligence matters. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence on April 11, 2007. .Mr. Clapper previously served as the Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), previously know as the National Imagery & Mapping Agency (NIMA), from September 2001 to June 2006; he was the first civilian director of NGA. He retired as a lieutenant general from the U.S. Air Force in 1995, after a 32-year career. Prior to his appointment as director of the NIMA in September 2001, he worked in industry for six years as an executive in three successive companies. His business focus was on the intelligence community..Mr. Clapper's last military assignment was as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His earlier assignments included a variety of intelligence-related positions to include Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and as Director of Intelligence for three war-fighting commands: U.S. Forces, Korea; Pacific Command; and Strategic Air Command. Mr. Clapper has served as a consultant and advisor to Congress, Department of Defense and Department of Energy, and as a member of a wide variety of government panels, boards, commissions and advisory groups. He was a member of the Downing Assessment Task Force that investigated the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996 and was vice chairman of a commission chaired by former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia on the subject of homeland

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Date: 19 Feb 2009
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