January - June 2001

Materials presented in chronological order.

Loeb, Vernon. "CIA Blocks History's Access to Briefings." Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2001, A31. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

According to U.S. State Department records released last week, DCI "George J. Tenet has refused to allow the 'President's Daily Brief' to be declassified even for historical purposes after 25 years, arguing that an intelligence summary written specifically for the president offers a unique insight into the agency's sources and methods."

Masters, Brooke A., and Vernon Loeb. "CIA Officer Had Been Focus of Spy Probe." Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2001, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Until FBI investigators targeted Robert P. Hanssen as a possible Russian spy late last year, they focused on a covert CIA officer who now may be cleared as a result of Hanssen's arrest, sources close to the case said [on 22 February 2001]. The CIA officer has been on paid leave since August 1999 while the FBI has investigated whether he was a Russian spy.... The CIA officer is an agency veteran who formerly served in the military and worked in New York on Russian counterintelligence issues, sources said.... Now that Hanssen has been charged as a Russian spy, authorities are attempting to determine whether to clear the initial suspect and put him back to work."

Loeb, Vernon. "CIA Is Stepping Up Attempts to Monitor Spread of Weapons." Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2001, A15. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

DCI George J. Tenet last week announced the formation of the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation and Arms Control Center, to be headed by veteran Soviet military analyst Alan Foley. The Center will have "500 analysts, scientists and support personnel."

Loeb, Vernon, and Greg Schneider. "Colorful Outsider Is Named No. 3 at the CIA." Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2001, A3. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 16 March 2001, "A.B. 'Buzzy' Krongard, a cigar-chomping former investment banker and martial arts enthusiast, was named" CIA executive director. "Krongard ... joined the agency three years ago as a counselor to [DCI George J.] Tenet."

Sipress, Alan, and Vernon Loeb. "Bush Ends CIA's Role as Middle East Broker." Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2001, A25. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

According to a senior administration official on 21 March 2001, President George W. Bush has ended "the CIA's high-profile role as a broker between Israeli and Palestinian security services." The CIA's "exceptional role ... has included passing intelligence information and complaints, pressing for closer coordination and arbitrating disputes over how to address specific threats.... But the agency's involvement had been waning even before the Bush administration decided to end it." Intelligence officials "say they are pleased to be relieved of the task."

[McLaughlin, John E.] "The Changing Nature of CIA Analysis in the Post-Soviet World." 2 Apr. 2001. [Special to washingtonpost.com]

This is a speech given by the DDCI at a March 2001 conference at Princeton University on CIA analysis of the Soviet Union from 1947 to 1991. A report on McLaughlin's remarks was carried as Vernon Loeb, "CIA's Analysis Becomes Transnational," Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2001.

Kurtz, Howard. "CNN's Very Secret Agent: CIA Says Man's Story Is Phony." Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2001, C1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 23 April 2001, "CNN ballyhooed an interview with a 'former CIA narcotics officer' -- a guest the network liked so much he was brought back hours later to appear on Greta Van Susteren's talk show." On 25 April 2001, CIA Director of Public Relations Bill Harlow said that Bucchi "never worked for the CIA in any capacity, as an employee or a contractor." Although "CNN anchor Joie Chen read a statement to that effect on the air,... the network did not retract the story or apologize.... CNN isn't the only network to face embarrassment by Bucchi; Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly interviewed him in January."

Loeb, Vernon. "Tenet, Krongard Alter CIA Power Structure." Washington Post, 1 May 2001, A21. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

DCI George J. Tenet and Executive Director A.B. Krongard "told CIA employees late last week they plan to abolish" the Directorate of Administration (DA) "so that support personnel would work much more closely with CIA operatives, analysts and scientists." The reorganization is scheduled to become effective 4 June 2001. The DA's functions "will be centralized in five entities -- information technology, finance, security, global support and human resources. The heads of those entities will join the CIA's Executive Board, where they will be on a par with the leaders of the agency's three primary power centers," the DO, DI, and DS&T.

Loeb, Vernon. "The 'A' Team." Washington Post, 1 May 2001, A21. [http://www. washingtonpost.com]

The following is a listing by position held of the CIA's current senior managers below the DCI/DDCI/Executive Director level:

"Directorate of Operations: James Pavitt, deputy director; Hugh Turner, associate deputy director; Barry Royden, associate deputy director/counterintelligence; and Pat Hanback, associate deputy director/resources, plans and policy.

"Directorate of Intelligence: Winston Wiley, deputy director; and Jami Miscik, associate deputy director.

"Directorate of Science & Technology: Joanne Isham, deputy director; and Jim Runyan, associate deputy director.

"Finance: Mary Corrado, chief financial officer; and Cindy Bower, deputy CFO.

"Information Technology: Alan Wade, chief information officer; and Doug Naquin, deputy CIO.

"Security: Bob McCants, chief; and John Turnicky and Jeannette Moore, deputies.

"Global Support: David Larsen, chief; and Tony King, deputy.

"Human Resources: Marty Petersen, chief; and Mike Mears and Joan Biehler, deputies."

Risen, James. "Dismissed for Chat Room, C.I.A. Workers Speak Out." New York Times, 18 May 2001. [http://www.nytimes.com]

Four former CIA employees, fired because of their involvement in an unauthorized chat network on the CIA's computer system, have said that "the agency treated them far too harshly for what they considered a harmless social activity." For earlier reporting, see Vernon Loeb, "Chat Room Causes Trouble for CIA Employees," Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2000, A10; and Vernon Loeb, "CIA Shuts Chat Room, Fires 4, Suspends 10," Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2000, A2. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Yachnin, Jennifer. “Cap & Dagger.” Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 May 2001, A8.

Some 30 professors at Wittenberg University wore white armbands at the school’s graduation ceremony. The target of the protest was John E. McLaughlin, the CIA’s deputy director and a 1964 graduate of Wittenberg. “The protesting professors … contend that allowing Mr. McLaughlin to speak is essentially an endorsement of the C.I.A.”

Barber, Ben. "CIA Rejoins Mideast Peace Bid." Washington Times, 6 Jun. 2001. [http://www.washtimes.com]

On 5 June 2001, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher announced that DCI George J. Tenet will leave for the Middle East on 6 June 2001 "to meet with Israeli and Palestinian security officials.... Tenet's new mission is to report on the security situation and to encourage the two sides to cooperate on ending violence." See also, Jane Perlez, "C.I.A. Director Is Going to Israel in Effort to Maintain Calm," New York Times, 6 Jun. 2001.

Schneider, Howard, and Lee Hockstader. "Mideast Truce Begins on Tentative Footing." Washington Post, 14 Jun. 2001, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"After five days of talks and some tense midnight brinkmanship, CIA Director George J. Tenet left for Washington [on 13 June 2001] with Israeli and Palestinian authorities each promising to end the clashes that have gone on for more than eight months.... Hailed by President Bush, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other international figures as a potential breakthrough, the cease-fire worked out by Tenet remains a work in progress, not a formal signed agreement."

Cannon, Carl M. “Central Intelligence Agency.” National Journal, 23 Jun. 2001, 1903-1904.

Presents brief biographies for DCI George J. Tenet, DDCI John E. McLaughlin, and Deputy Director for Community Management Joan Avalyn Dempsey.

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