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Congress briefed on waterboarding in 2002

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Analysis: Sulick new head spy for CIA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden has named a new head for the National Clandestine Service, the part of the agency that recruits spies -- or human sources, as they are called by espionage professionals -- for U.S. intelligence.
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Analysis: CIA bungled pre-9/11 resources

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Leading CIA officials, and in particular Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, did not develop a strategy or make effective use of U.S. intelligence resources to combat the terrorist threat from al-Qaida before Sept. 11, a report by the agency’s inspector general found.
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Report: U.S. passed on 2005 al-Qaida raid

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Former CIA executive director indicted

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former CIA Executive Director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo was indicted in San Diego Tuesday on charges of steering contracts to an old friend and sharing the proceeds.

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Porter Goss
President George W. Bush congratulates Porter Goss after he was sworn in as the new CIA director in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 24, 2004. Goss' wife Mariel is by his side. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Porter Johnston Goss (born November 26, 1938) is an American politician who was the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the last Director of Central Intelligence following the passage of the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which abolished the DCI position. A CIA officer in Latin America during the Cold War, he served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until he took up his post at the agency.

Goss represented the Florida's 14th congressional district, which includes Lee County, Fort Myers, Naples, and part of Port Charlotte. He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.

Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006 in a sit-down press conference with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office. On May 8, Bush nominated U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden to be Goss's successor.

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