Deputy Director Of The Central Intelligence Agency
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Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DD/CIA)
is a senior
United States government
official in the
Central Intelligence Agency
. The DD/CIA assists the
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
(D/CIA) and is authorized to exercise the powers of the D/CIA when the Director's position is vacant or in the Director's absence or disability.
The functions of this position were served by the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (DDCI) until that position was abolished under the
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
of 2004. The position of DD/CIA was created administratively by then-D/CIA
and is awaiting statutory approval from the
The first DDCI was
, appointed by the
Director of Central Intelligence
(now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) in 1946. In April 1953, Congress amended the
National Security Act of 1947
to allow the
President of the United States
to appoint the DDCI (with
confirmation). The amendment stipulated that the Director and Deputy Director positions could not be simultaneously filled by military officers.
Under current law, the Deputy Director is appointed by the D/CIA and is not required to be confirmed by the
United States Senate
. The current Deputy Director is
List of Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence
Note: The office of Deputy Director of Central Intelligence was separated into the offices of
Principal Deputy Director of National......
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