Director of National Intelligence

United States government official

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is the United States government official subject to the authority, direction and control of the President who is responsible under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 for:

Director of National Intelligence
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Incumbent
Avril Haines

since January 21, 2021
United States Intelligence Community
Member ofCabinet
National Security Council (NSC)
Reports toPresident of the United States
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Constituting instrument50 U.S.C. § 3023
PrecursorDirector of Central Intelligence (DCI)
FormationApril 22, 2005
First holderJohn Negroponte
DeputySusan M. Gordon, Principal Deputy Director
Websitewww.dni.gov

Directors of National IntelligenceEdit

No. Director Term of office Days in office
(yrs, dys)
Rank by length of term President(s) served under
Position succeeded the Director of Central Intelligence
1   John Negroponte April 21, 2005 – February 13, 2007
663 days
(1 year, 298 days)
4
George W. Bush
2   Mike McConnell February 13, 2007 – January 27, 2009
714 days
(1 year, 349 days)
3
3   Dennis C. Blair January 29, 2009 – May 28, 2010
484 days
(1 year, 119 days)
5
Barack Obama
  David Gompert
Acting
May 28, 2010 – August 5, 2010 n/a n/a
4   James Clapper August 5, 2010 – January 20, 2017
2,360 days
(6 years, 168 days)
1
  Mike Dempsey
Acting
January 20, 2017 – March 16, 2017 n/a n/a Donald Trump
5   Dan Coats March 16, 2017 – August 15, 2019
882 days
(2 years, 152 days)
2
  Joseph Maguire
Acting
August 16, 2019 – February 20, 2020 n/a n/a
  Richard Grenell
Acting
February 20, 2020 – May 26, 2020 n/a n/a
6   John Ratcliffe May 26, 2020 – January 20, 2021
239 days
(239 days)
6
  Lora Shiao
Acting
January 20, 2021 n/a n/a Joe Biden
7   Avril Haines January 21, 2021 – present
471 days
7

  Denotes an Acting Director of National Intelligence

ReferencesEdit