Message from the Director: James Clapper Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence
Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta on Confirmation of James Clapper as DNI
August 6, 2010
The confirmation of Jim Clapper as Director of National Intelligence is good news for the men and women of the community he now leads and the country we all strive to protect. Given the variety and complexity of the security challenges we face, the sound integration of America's intelligence capabilities is an absolute necessity. As he works to accomplish that mission, Jim's experience, clear vision, and practical approach to management will be powerful assets.
I know Jim well, and I have seen his complete commitment to the task of defending our nation and his deep dedication to those who carry out that task. On behalf of the officers of the Central Intelligence Agency, I congratulate Jim on his confirmation and welcome him to this newest assignment in a long and distinguished career of public service.
Leon E. Panetta