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Porter Goss

Porter Johnston Goss (born December 10, 1938) is an American politician, who was the last Director of Central Intelligence and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency following the passage of the IRPTA 2004 Act, which abolished the DCI position. A CIA operative in Latin America during the Cold War, he served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until he took up his post at the agency.[1] Pay my wages and I'll be wont tell.... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Politics of the United States takes place in a framework of a presidential republic... The Office of Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was established on January 23rd 1946 with Adm. ... Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is part of the United States Intelligence Community. ... The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence agency of the United States government. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Goss represented the 14th congressional district of Florida, which includes Lee County, Fort Myers, Naples, and part of Port Charlotte. He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a cosponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry. The 14th Congressional District of Florida is on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. ... Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. The population was 20,976 at the 2000 census. ... Port Charlotte is a census-designated place located in Charlotte County, Florida. ... The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is a committee of the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Peter Hoekstra. ... The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an American act which President George W. Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001. ... The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 is the official name of the inquiry conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence into the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in...


Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006 in a sit-down press conference with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office[2] On May 8, 2006, Bush nominated USAF Gen. Michael Hayden to be Goss's successor. is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Oval Office from above The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the composer, see Michael Haydn. ...


According to a September 13, 2004 article in the Congressional newspaper Roll Call, Goss had a net worth of $16.1 million, including at least $500,000 in undeveloped real estate on Fishers Island, N.Y., where he is known to spend his summers and his Virginia farm (known as Retreat Farm), which is believed to be worth at least $1.3 million. Mr. Goss is an avid organic farmer.[1] Published Monday to Thursday when the United States Congress is in session and Mondays only during recess, Roll Call provides its readers with up-to-the-minute news of the legislative and political maneuvers that happen every day on Capitol Hill. ... Fishers Island, shown highlighted Fishers Island is a small island, approximately 9 miles (14 km) long and 1 mile (1. ... Organic farming is a way of farming that avoids the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and usually subscribes to the principles of sustainable agriculture. ...

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Education and early CIA career

Goss was born in 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut. His father, Richard W. Goss[3], was an executive of the Scovill Manufacturing Company, a corporation controlled by the Goss family.[4] He attended Camp Timanous in Raymond, Maine and was educated at Fessenden. In 1956 he graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area  - City 74. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Camp Timanous Panther Pond sunset Camp Timanous is a boy’s summer camp located in Raymond, Maine. ... Raymond is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... The Fessenden School is a private day and boarding school for boys founded in 1903 by Fredrick Fessenden. ... The Hotchkiss School is an independent, American college preparatory boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. ... Lakeville, Connecticut is a village in Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut, on Lake Wononskopomuc. ...


Goss went to Yale University, where he got his Bachelor of Arts majoring in ancient Greek. (Goss also speaks Spanish and French). He is believed to have been a member of the Book and Snake (1960), a secret society at Yale. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity alongside William H.T. Bush, the uncle of President George W. Bush, and John Negroponte, who served as an Ambassador for George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and as Goss's superior in the post of Director of National Intelligence from 2005 to 2006.[5] Negroponte solicited Goss's assistance, while Goss was Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to get the position as US Ambassador at the UN in the first term of the Bush (43) Administration. “Yale” redirects here. ... Book and Snake member list showing current CIA Director, Porter Goss, and former Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin, as 1960 inductees. ... A secret society is an organization that conceals its activities and membership from outsiders. ... Psi Upsilon (ΨΥ, Psi U) is the fifth oldest college fraternity, founded at Union College in 1833. ... William Henry Trotter Bucky Bush (born July 14, 1938 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is the youngest son of Prescott Sheldon Bush, the younger brother of former President George H.W. Bush, and the uncle of current President George W. Bush. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Dimitri Negroponte (born July 21, 1939 in the United Kingdom) (IPA ) is an American (of Greek origin) career diplomat. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born... The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is the United States government official subject to the authority, direction and control of the President of the United States who is responsible under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 for: Serving as the principal adviser to the President of the...


In his junior year at Yale, Goss was recruited by the CIA. He spent much of the 1960s — roughly from 1960 until 1971 — working for the Directorate of Operations, the clandestine services of the CIA. There he first worked in Latin America and the Caribbean and later in Europe. The full details are not known due to the classified nature of the CIA, but Goss has said that he had worked in Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Mexico. A photograph taken in Mexico City in January 1963 allegedly shows Goss with his arm around David Sánchez Morales, at a table with Barry Seal and other CIA members of Operation 40. “West Indian” redirects here. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... It has been suggested that Greater Santo Domingo Area be merged into this article or section. ... David Morales, Porter Goss, Felix Rodriguez, Barry Seal, and other members of Operation 40 David Sánchez Morales (August 26, 1925 - May 8th, 1978) was a CIA agent that worked in Cuba. ... Adler Berriman Seal, or Barry Seal was a pilot, allegedly with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and later drug smuggler turned Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant. ... Operation 40 was a CIA-sponsored undercover operation in the early 1960s, which was active in the Caribbean (including Cuba), Central America, and Mexico. ...

Photo allegedly shows Porter Goss in 1963 in the company of Morales, Seal, and others.

Goss, who has said that he has recruited and trained foreign agents, worked in Miami for much of the time. Goss was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, telling the Washington Post in 2002 that he had done some "small-boat handling" and had "some very interesting moments in the Florida Straits." Image File history File linksMetadata Porter_Goss,_Barry_Seal,_Felix_Rodriguez,_et_al. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Porter_Goss,_Barry_Seal,_Felix_Rodriguez,_et_al. ... For other uses, see Miami (disambiguation). ... The Cuban Missile Crisis was the military confrontation, between the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba when the Cold War threatened to become a nuclear war. ... ... Categories: Stub | Straits ...


Towards the end of his career as a CIA operative, Goss was transferred to Europe, where, in 1970, he collapsed in his London hotel room because of a blood infection in his heart and kidneys. Goss says he does not know that happened, but says that he was not poisoned. Some sources now say that Goss suffered a staph infection. In any case, his health was severely affected, and he retired from the CIA. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Binomial name Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus (also known as golden staph) is a bacterium, frequently living on the skin or in the nose of a healthy person, that can cause illnesses ranging from minor skin infections (such as pimples, boils, and cellulitis) and abscesses, to life-threatening diseases such as...


Government career

Goss began his political career in 1974, when he was elected to the Sanibel City Council and was elected mayor by the council. In 1983, Bob Graham, then Florida governor, appointed Goss to the Lee County Board of Commissioners. Official seal of the city of Sanibel Sanibel is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ...

Rep. Goss talks to the press.

In 1988 Goss ran for Congress in what was then the 13th Congressional District of Florida, encompassing Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota counties. The seat was vacated by Connie Mack III when Mack ran successfully for the U. S. Senate. In the primaries Goss's main opponent was Louis A. "Skip" Bafalis, a former holder of that congressional seat, which Bafalis had previously relinquished during an unsuccessful campaign for the Florida governorship. Due to his name recognition, Bafalis was the favorite to win the race, however, he only garnered 29% of the vote in the primary to Goss's 38%, largely due to the fact that Goss's campaign was much better financed. Goss went on to defeat Bafalis handily in the runoff election. In the general election, Goss faced the former first president of Common Cause, Jack T. Conway. Goss had no trouble winning the general election in the heavily Republican district, and did not have any significant opposition in his seven subsequent elections, as he won them all with more than 70 percent of the vote, and in 2002 he ran unopposed. Porter J. Goss, from his official House website, [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Porter J. Goss, from his official House website, [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Connie Mack III Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III (born October 29, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), known as Connie Mack for short, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989 and of the United States Senate from 1989 to 2001, all from Florida. ... Common Cause is a U.S. nonpartisan lobbying group. ...


He served in Congress for 16 years until his appointment by President George W. Bush to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). While in the House, Goss served as chair of the House Intelligence Committee from 1997 until 2005 and the vice-chairman of the House Rules Committee. He also helped establish and served on the Homeland Security Committee. As a congressman, Goss consistently and emphatically defended the CIA and supported strong budget increases for the Agency, even during a time of tight budgets and Clintonian slashes to other parts of the Intelligence budgets. In mid-2004, Goss took a very strong position, during what had already been announced as his last congressional term, urging specific reforms and corrections in the way the CIA carried out its activities, lest it become "just another government bureaucracy." A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... The Committee on Rules, or (more commonly) Rules Committee, is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Goss has a consistently Conservative voting record, with the exception of his views towards the environment — Goss supported the Kyoto Protocol and strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency. Most of his major legislation has been intelligence authorization bills, with some local constituent-services bills. Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Kyoto Protocol Opened for signature December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan Entered into force February 16, 2005. ... EPA redirects here. ...


The legislation he sponsored include: a constitutional amendment to establish term limits limiting representatives to no more than three consecutive terms of four years[6]. Major bills sponsored by Goss include a bill to limit Congressional pay raises to no more than Social Security cost-of-living adjustments[7] (unpassed), The Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999[8] (unpassed), and the USA PATRIOT Act. An amendment is a change to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... Social Security in the United States is a social insurance program funded through dedicated payroll taxes called FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act). ...


Career timeline

  • CIA Director 22-Sep-2004 to 5-May-2006 (resigned)
  • U.S. Congressman, Florida 14th (3-Jan-1993 to 23-Sep-2004, resigned)
  • U.S. Congressman, Florida 13th (3-Jan-1989 to 3-Jan-1993)
  • Mayor Sanibel, FL (1981–82)
  • Mayor Sanibel, FL (1975–77)
  • CIA employee 1962–71
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ripon Society

Intelligence inquiry: Sept. 11, 2001

In August 2001 Goss, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), and Senator Jon Kyl visited Islamabad, Pakistan. Meetings were held with President Pervez Musharraf and with Pakistan's military and intelligence officials including the head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Mahmoud Ahmad, as well as with the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef. On the morning 11 September, 2001, Goss and Graham were having breakfast with General Ahmad.[9][10] Ahmad's network had ties to Osama bin Laden and directly funded, supported, and trained the Taliban[11]. They met with Musharraf and Zaeef on the 27th. As reported by Agence France Presse on August 28, 2001, Zaeef assured the US delegation that the Taliban would never allow bin Laden to use Afghanistan to launch attacks on the US or any other country. Goss fully defended the CIA and the Bush administration. With the White House and Sen. Graham, his counterpart in the Senate Intelligence Committee, Goss rebuffed calls for an inquiry in the weeks immediately following September 11. Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for a U.S. Representative from Mississippi with a similar name, see John Kyle. ... (Urdu: اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف) (born August 10, 1943) is the President of Pakistan, the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army and the fourth Pakistani General to govern the country in the wake of a coup. ... Inter Services Intelligence or ISI refers to the Pakistani intelligence agency. ... Lt. ... Abdul Salam Zaeef (b. ... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... The Taliban (Pashto: , stupid or seekers of ignorance) are a fundamentalist Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by American aerial bombardment and Northern Alliance ground forces. ... Agence France-Presse (abbreviated AFP) is the oldest news agency in the world. ...


After growing pressure, Congress established the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, a joint inquiry of the two intelligence committees, led by Graham and Goss. Goss and Graham made it clear that their goal was not to identify specific wrongdoing: Graham said the inquiry would not play "the blame game about what went wrong from an intelligence perspective,", and Goss said, "This is not a who-shall-we-hang type of investigation. It is about where are the gaps in America's defense and what do we do about it type of investigation."[12] The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 is the official name of the inquiry conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence into the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in...


The Washington Post reported statements made by Goss of May 17, 2002. Goss said he was looking for "solutions, not scapegoats." He called the uproar over the U.S. White House briefing on terror threats of August 6, 2001 "a lot of nonsense." He also said, "None of this is news, but it's all part of the finger-pointing. It's foolishness." The Post also reported that Goss refused to blame an "intelligence failure" for September 11, preferring to praise the agency's "fine work."(Washington Post, May 18, 2002, "A Cloak But No Dagger; An Ex-Spy Says He Seeks Solutions, Not Scapegoats for 9/11") ... The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt, 1854. ... A corner of the front page of the briefing The U.S. White House briefing on terror threats of August 6, 2001 is the briefing given to U.S. president George W. Bush and members of his administration by security agencies on that date, concerning terror threats from Osama bin...


The inquiry's final report was released in December 2002 and focused entirely on the CIA and FBI's activities, including no information on the White House's activities. Ray McGovern, a 27-year veteran of the CIA and a frequent commentator on intelligence issues, believed the report showed that Goss gave "clear priority to providing political protection for the president" when conducting the inquiry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Raymond McGovern born 1939, is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. ...


Goss publicly declared his opposition to the creation of an independent 9-11 Commission. A year later, he declined to open committee hearings into the Valerie Plame leak, saying: "Somebody sends me a blue dress and some DNA, I'll have an investigation." Valerie E. Wilson (born Valerie Elise Plame April 19, 1963, in Anchorage, Alaska) is a former United States Central Intelligence Agency officer who held non-official cover (NOC) status prior to the public disclosure of her classified covert CIA identity in a syndicated American newspaper column. ...


Goss chiefly blames President Bill Clinton for the recent CIA failures. He confided in a reporter: "The one thing I lose sleep about is thinking what could I have done better, how could I have gotten more attention on this problem sooner." When asked whether he ever brought up his concerns with the administration, Goss claimed he had met three times with President Clinton to discuss "certain problems." The upshot? "He was patient and we had an interesting conversation but it was quite clear he didn’t value the intelligence community to the degree President Bush does." William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


As Newsweek[13] and CNN[14] reported, in June 2004, while Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, in the face of withering attacks by the Democrats against the Bush Administration in a very tightly contested presidential and congressional election year, Goss defended the intelligence community and the Administration in decidedly partisan terms. During floor debate, fending off efforts by the Democrats in the House to cut the intelligence budget, Goss exposed the fact that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democratic presidential nominee, that Senator Kerry did not appreciate the critical need for robust and sustained support for the CIA and the Intelligence Community. Goss noted a 1977 quote of Kerry's arguing for intelligence budget cuts and calling Kerry's proposals on nuclear security "dangerously naive." John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


Director of CIA

Porter Goss addresses the media after President Bush nominated him to be the director of the CIA

Following the June 3, 2004 resignation of CIA director George Tenet, Goss was nominated to become the new director on August 10 by President George W. Bush. The appointment was challenged by some prominent Democrats, including former Vice President Al Gore, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV). Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed concerns that Goss was too politically partisan, given his public remarks against Democrats while serving as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Another Democratic member of the committee, Ron Wyden (D-OR), expressed concerns that given Goss's history within and ties to the CIA, he would be too disinclined to push for institutional change. In an interview carried out under false pretenses[citation needed] by Michael Moore's production company — an association that was not revealed to Goss or his press staff before the release of the movie Fahrenheit 9-11, on March 3, 2004 Goss described himself as "probably not qualified" for a job within the CIA, because the language skills the Agency now seeks are not languages he speaks and because the people applying today for positions within the CIA's four directorates have such keen technical and analytic skills, which he did not have when he applied to the Agency in the early 60s. (See below) Image File history File linksMetadata Goss_appointment. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Goss_appointment. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Tenet George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and was previously the Director of Central Intelligence for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is a documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Moore, which had a general release in the United States and Canada on June 25, 2004. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed his nomination by a 12-4 vote on September 20, 2004, and on September 22 he was confirmed by the Senate in a 77-17 vote. Republican senators unanimously backed him, along with many prominent Democrats, including the two Democratic senators from Florida, Bob Graham and Bill Nelson, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. ... Clarence William Bill Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior U.S. Senator from Florida. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947) is a former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota. ...


While at the CIA, Goss reportedly began to reverse the climate of fear and intimidation that had existed under the previous regime leadership. He and others noted in numerous reports and writings on risk aversion "which is the last thing you want in an intelligence agency."[15]


Early change under Goss

Goss arrived as CIA Director on September 24, 2004. He had promised the US Senate that he would bring change and reform to the CIA.


He brought with him five personal staff. Goss's chief of staff, Patrick Murray, is a former federal prosecutor who served as the House Intelligence Committee Chief Counsel for about 6 years, and as its staff director for the final year before coming to the CIA. Murray also was appointed by President George W. Bush to the position of Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice from 2001 to 2003. He served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Team for the Intelligence Community in 2000 through the Inauguration. Goss's other staff included Dr. J. Jakub, who formerly served as a CIA DI analyst and was trained as an operations officer before leaving the Agency to attend Oxford University, where he obtained his D.Phil. He served on the House Intelligence Committee and for Senator Saxby Chambliss doing oversight work of the CIA and the Intelligence Community since 1998 before rejoining the CIA with Goss in October 2004. Merrell Moorhead worked for Goss for 10 years, seven of them on the House Intelligence Committee, including as the Committee's Deputy Staff Director, doing oversight and budgetary/programmatic work regarding the CIA.


Almost immediately upon Director Goss's arrival, Steve Kappes — the Director of Operations — and his subordinates including Michael Sulick, Kappes' then-deputy began a series of confrontations with Goss and his personal staff immediately upon their arrival at the CIA.[citation needed] Kappes was reported to have personally told DO officers that if they were seen or heard to be cooperating with the new DCI and his staff their careers would be over. Ultimately, Kappes, Sulick, and Deputy Director John McLaughlin were reported to believe that Goss would back down and they could continue to control the Agency.


It is reported in the press, perhaps inaccurately, touting Kappes reemergence at the CIA — that he quit the Agency rather than carry out a request by Goss to reassign Michael Sulick. It is also reported that this incident occurred because the chief of staff, Murray, admonished the then assistant deputy director for counterintelligence, Mary Margaret Graham (who now works for the DNI John Negroponte, and who herself reportedly disclosed the classified budget totals for the intelligence community without any disciplinary action being applied), about leaked classified information regarding another CIA officer.


Sulick was reported to have walked over to Murray and yelled "you ain't gonna [sic] treat me like some F...ING DEMOCRATIC HILL PUKE!".[citation needed]


Sulick reportedly left the Director's office, leaving Kappes standing there stony-faced. Murray then reportedly made the point that if that was the way Sulick was going to act with the DCI's chief of staff, Kappes needed to think about reassigning him, because that sort of relationship just could not be good for the CIA or the DCI.[citation needed]


A week later, Kappes and Sulick recognizing that Goss was going to protect his Hill staff, announced that they were quitting. John McLaughlin, the then Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, who Goss reportedly believed had started the whole series of events by appointing Kappes to the DDO position without consulting Goss, announced his departure just two days later.


Resignation

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President George W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte (left) accept Goss's resignation in the Oval Office on May 5, 2006.

On May 5, 2006 Goss' resignation from the CIA directorship was announced at a joint press briefing with President Bush at the White House. There was speculation in the press concerning the reasons of the sudden announcement. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File linksMetadata President_Bush_accepting_resignation_of_Porter_Goss,_May_5_2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata President_Bush_accepting_resignation_of_Porter_Goss,_May_5_2006. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Dimitri Negroponte (born July 21, 1939 in the United Kingdom) (IPA ) is an American (of Greek origin) career diplomat. ... The Oval Office from above The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Los Angeles Times reported "Goss was pushed out by Negroponte after clashes between them over Goss' management style, as well as his reluctance to surrender CIA personnel and resources to new organizations set up to combat terrorism and weapons proliferation."[16] Goss carried considerable integrity on the issues relating to the intelligence community, given his service as a CIA officer and as Chairman for 10 years on the House Intelligence Community.[original research?] Negroponte for his part had been an ambassador, and a consumer of intelligence. Goss made the point with Negroponte that pursuing changes Negroponte reportedly desired, in the manner upon which Negroponte reportedly insisted, contradicted the intent of the intelligence reform legislation; this was to add to the capabilities of the existing agencies in the intelligence community, not to detract and diminish those existing capabilities. The Weekly Standard also noted that Goss wanted intelligence analysts to get more exposure to intelligence gathering and Negroponte planned to move them from the CIA over to DNI, further from intelligence gathering. While the editors of The Weekly Standard sided with Goss in this dispute, they believe Goss was forced out for other reasons: This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... The Weekly Standard is an American neoconservative [1] magazine published 48 times per year. ...

[W]e are concerned that Goss left, or was eased out, for reasons of greater policy significance. And if this is the case, Goss's leaving is not a good sign. Goss is a political conservative and an institutional reformer. He is pro-Bush Doctrine and pro-shaking-up-the-CIA.
John Negroponte, so far as we can tell, shares none of these sympathies. Negroponte is therefore more in tune with large swaths of the intelligence community and the State Department. If Negroponte forced Goss out and is allowed to pick Goss's successor — if Goss isn't replaced with a reformer committed to fighting and winning the war on terror, broadly and rightly understood — then Goss's departure will prove to have been a weakening moment in an administration increasingly susceptible to moments of weakness.[17]

Goss was replaced by Negroponte's Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence, 4 star Air Force General, Michael Hayden.


Excerpt from the History of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence[18]

"The idea of a Director of National Intelligence (DNI) dates to 1955 when a blue-ribbon study commissioned by Congress recommended that the Director of Central Intelligence should employ a deputy to run the CIA so that the director could focus on coordinating the overall intelligence effort."

Robert Novak's May 11 column claimed "Goss faced a disintegrating CIA. The major analytic functions were passed to the DNI. Special operations were going over to the Pentagon. Negroponte was no help to Goss. Although bizarre reasons for Goss's resignation have been floated on the Internet, sources say Negroponte simply suggested his time was up." Robert David Sanders Novak (born February 26, 1931) is a conservative American political commentator. ...


References

  1. ^ Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution states that no member serving in the legislative branch of the government (that is, in the House or Senate) may serve in a civil service concurrently: Goss had to resign his House seat in order to assume office as the Director.
  2. ^ Jennifer Loven (May 5, 2006). CIA Director Porter Goss Resigns. Associated Press. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  3. ^ Richard W. Goss. New York Times (November 13, 1981). Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  4. ^ In Naugatuck Valley. Time (January 6, 1930). Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  5. ^ Joshua Micah Marshall (May 7, 2006). Big world, small world.. Talking Points Memo. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  6. ^ Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for four-year terms for Representatives and to limit the number of consecutive terms Senators and Representatives.... Library of Congress (January 7, 1997). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  7. ^ To provide that an annual pay adjustment for Members of Congress may not exceed the cost-of-living adjustment in benefits under title II of the Social Security Act for that year.. Library of Congress (May 4, 1999). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  8. ^ Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999. Library of Congress (October 27, 1999). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  9. ^ Richard Leiby (May 18, 2002). A Cloak But No Dagger. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  10. ^ Ward Harkavy (August 10, 2004). In the search for intelligence life, Porter Goss is strictly from hunger. Village Voice. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  11. ^ Pakistan's support of the Taliban. Afghanistan: Crisis of Impunity: The Role of Pakistan, Russia, and Iran in Fueling the Civil War. Human Rights Watch (July 2001). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  12. ^ Patrick Martin (March 6, 2002). Further delay in US congressional investigation into September 11 attacks. World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  13. ^ Michael Hirsch; Michael Isikoff, Mark Hosenball (July 5, 2004). Secret Agent Man. Newsweek. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  14. ^ David Ensor (June 24, 2004). Sources: Goss front-runner for CIA post. CNN. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  15. ^ Walter Shapiro (May 6, 2006). Porter Goss' spooky demise. Salon. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  16. ^ Greg Miller (May 7, 2006). CIA Chief's Ouster Points to Larger Issues. LA Times. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  17. ^ Weekly Standard Editors (May 15, 2006). The Agency Problem. Weekly Standard. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  18. ^ History of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.

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Preceded by
Connie Mack, III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th congressional district

January 1989–January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Dan Miller
Preceded by
Harry Johnston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 14th congressional district

January 3, 1993–September 23, 2004
Succeeded by
Connie Mack IV
Preceded by
Larry Combest
Texas
Chairman of House Intelligence Commmittee
1997–2004
Succeeded by
Peter Hoekstra
Michigan
Preceded by
George J. Tenet
Director of Central Intelligence
September 24, 2004April 21, 2005
Succeeded by
John Negroponte
(as DNI)
Director of the CIA
September 24, 2004May 5, 2006
Succeeded by
Michael Hayden

 
 

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