Tenet Swears in McLaughlin as DDCI
Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet today swore in John E. McLaughlin as the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (DDCI) at a ceremony at CIA Headquarters.
McLaughlin, who joined the CIA in 1972, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate last night. President Clinton had designated him as Acting DDCI on June 28, 2000.
McLaughlin, 58, served as CIA’s Deputy Director for Intelligence—heading up the Agency’s analytical corps—from July 1997 until being designated Acting DDCI. Previously he served as Vice Chairman for Estimates of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) and as Acting Chairman of the NIC.
Tenet said today he was extremely pleased and gratified by the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of McLaughlin. At the time President Clinton designated McLaughlin as Acting DDCI, Tenet said: "His knowledge—of both world affairs and the American foreign policy process—is deep and wide. His thoughtfulness and eloquence have won him friends and admirers throughout the Intelligence Community and among its customers downtown and around the globe."