CIA/Deputy Director for Plans

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Employment.png CIA/Deputy Director for Plans 
(CIA/Deputy Director)

Start1 December 1950
Leader ofCIA/Directorate of Plans
Leader of the CIA/Directorate of Plans

The Director of the National Clandestine Service (D/NCS) is a senior United States government official in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency who serves as head of the Directorate of Operations.

The position was established December 1, 1950 and from January 4, 1951 until March 1, 1973 it was known as Deputy Director of Plans (DDP). When this unit was still known as the Directorate of Plans, it at first accounted for about 75% of the CIA Budget and about 60% of the personnel within the CIA.[1]

After being the Deputy Director of Plans until 1973, the position was then known as Deputy Director for Operations (DDO) until October 13, 2005 when, under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the position was renamed to D/NCS.


Office Holders on Wikispooks

William Colby2 March 197324 August 1973
Thomas Karamessines31 July 196727 February 1973Resigned to protest the sacking of Richard Helms
Desmond FitzGerald28 June 196523 July 1967
Richard Helms17 February 196228 April 1965
Richard M. Bissell1 January 195917 February 1962
Frank Wisner23 August 19511 January 1959
Allen Dulles4 January 195123 August 1951