Volume 65, No. 3 (September 2021-Special Issue)

A DNI's Overview: Reflections on Integration in the Intelligence Community

By Jim Clapper and Trey Brown

As DNI, James Clapper would leverage his five decades of experience to set the IC on a path toward greater integration, beginning with a restructuring of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He recounts the changes he saw in the IC from his vantage point as an army intelligence officer in South Vietnam, as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and as the longest-serving DNI, and he offers suggestions on where the IC goes from here.