CIA/Deputy Director for Plans
| CIA/Deputy Director for Plans |
|Start||1 December 1950|
|Leader of||CIA/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.
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 Colby||2 March 1973||24 August 1973|
|Thomas Karamessines||31 July 1967||27 February 1973||Resigned to protest the sacking of Richard Helms|
|Desmond FitzGerald||28 June 1965||23 July 1967|
|Richard Helms||17 February 1962||28 April 1965|
|Richard M. Bissell||1 January 1959||17 February 1962|
|Frank Wisner||23 August 1951||1 January 1959|
|Allen Dulles||4 January 1951||23 August 1951|