President Clinton Names New CIA Inspector General
May 5, 1998
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
The President today announced his intent to nominate L. Britt Snider as Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mr. L. Britt Snider, of McLean, Virginia, is currently Special Counsel to CIA Director George Tenet. He has been a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Intelligence at the CIA, and a Visiting Mellon Scholar in American History at Cambridge University. Mr. Snider has had an extensive career in the intelligence community, having served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (Counterintelligence and Security), Minority Counsel for the Select Committee on Intelligence for the U.S. Senate, and General Counsel for the Select Committee on Intelligence for the U.S. Senate. In 1995, Mr. Snider became Staff Director of the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community, and was responsible for oversight of the Commission's final report Preparing for the 21st Century: An Appraisal of U.S. Intelligence, which was issued on March 1, 1996.
Mr. Snider received a B.A. from Davidson College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
The Office of Inspector General at the Central Intelligence Agency is responsible for managing audits, inspections, evaluations and investigations. The Office is also responsible for overseeing the Agency's programs and resources.