J. Michael McConnell
Vice Admiral J. Michael McConnell (retired) is the Director of National Intelligence. McConnell was the Director of the National Security Agency from 1992-1996. He was also the head of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Most recently, he was a senior vice president of defense contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led a contract to continue the Total Information Awareness program.
McConnell was the chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the primary business association of NSA and CIA contractors.
- The spy who came in from the boardroom, by Tim Shorrock, Salon.com, January 8, 2007.
- Nominee played big role in outsourcing intelligence - By Matt Kelley and Richard Willing,USA Today, Jan. 4, 2007.
- McConnell: U.S. laws limit spy efforts - By Katherine Shrader, AP, April 4, 2007.
- Spy chief reveals classified details about surveillance, El Paso Times, August 22, 2007.
- Intel Officials Send Letter to DNI McConnell, National Security Network, Feb. 26, 2008. Four senior intelligence officials, Rand Beers, Richard Clarke, Don Kerrick, Suzanne Spaulding, for distorting the facts about the Protect America Act of 2007 extension.