Mike McConnell

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Retired Admiral John Michael "Mike" McConnell was confirmed February 6, 2007, by the U.S. Senate as Director of National Intelligence (DNI).[1]

On February 20, 2007, McConnell was sworn in to office.[2]

Prior to his nomination[3] by President George W. Bush, he was a Vice President and Director of Booz Allen Hamilton's Infrastructure Assurance Center of Excellence.[4]

McConnell served as director of the National Security Agency from 1992 to 1996. He was Intelligence Officer (J-2) for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS-J2) during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Operation DESERT STORM under former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.[5]

"During his tenure at the Pentagon and as director of the National Security Agency, Admiral McConnell worked closely" with now Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates "during Mr. Gates’s time as deputy national security adviser and as director of central intelligence, and with Dick Cheney while he was defense secretary during the first Persian Gulf war."[6]

At Booz Allen Hamilton, McConnell supported the National Communications Systems, a joint industry and federal agency group that focuses on telecommunications, national security and emergency procedures issues.[7]

McConnell is a former Chairman of the Board at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), of which Booz Allen Hamilton is a founding member.[8]

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  1. "Senate committee recommends McConnell as spy chief," Reuters, February 6, 2007.
  2. "Bush challenges top spy to integrate agencies," CNN, February 20, 2007.
  3. News Release: "President Bush Nominates John Negroponte as Deputy Secretary of State and Vice Admiral Mike McConnell as Director of National Intelligence," Office of the White House Press Secretary, January 5, 2007.
  4. "Fact Sheet: John Negroponte and Mike McConnell: The Right Choices for Deputy Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence," Office of the White House Press Secretary, January 5, 2007.
  5. "Fact Sheet: John Negroponte and Mike McConnell: The Right Choices for Deputy Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence," Office of the White House Press Secretary, January 5, 2007.
  6. Mark Mazetti, "Intelligence Chief Is Shifted to Deputy State Dept. Post," New York Times, January 4, 2007.
  7. Bio: Mike McConnell, Booz Allen Hamilton.
  8. Jeremy Scahill, "The Mercenary Revolution: Flush with Profits from the Iraq War, Military Contractors See a World of Business Opportunities," The Indypendent, August 15, 2007.

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