Message from the Director: New Inspector General
Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta on the New Inspector General
October 7, 2010
I am very pleased to announce that David B. Buckley was sworn in yesterday as CIA’s Inspector General. David was confirmed by the US Senate last week and comes to the job with more than 30 years of federal service in a variety of military, intelligence, investigation, and oversight positions. His deep experience, along with his absolute integrity and commitment to the rule of law, make him exceedingly well-qualified for this critical position.
A robust, independent Inspector General is essential to our success as an Agency. It is also vital to preserving the trust and support of our oversight committees in Congress, and, by extension, the American people. That’s why CIA is indebted to Patricia Lewis, who has led OIG with tremendous skill since early last year. David will draw on her knowledge of our Agency, years of experience, and wise counsel.
From 2005 until 2007, David was Minority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and, during an earlier stint on Capitol Hill, he was Chief Investigator for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. From 1999 until 2005, he served as Assistant Inspector General for Investigations with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. He also spent three years as Special Assistant to the Inspector General at the Department of Defense.
David began his career on active duty with the Air Force, followed by several years as a civilian Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Immediately prior to his confirmation as our Inspector General, David was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, where he worked with clients in intelligence and homeland security.
Please join me in welcoming David to CIA.
Leon E. Panetta