Cofer Black

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Person.png Cofer Black   PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
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Born Joseph Cofer Black
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Alma mater University of Southern California
Member of Association of Former Intelligence Officers
Interests “terrorism”
Party Republican

Employment.png Vice Chairman

In office
2005 - 2008
Employer Blackwater USA

Employment.png Coordinator for Counterterrorism Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
November 26, 2002 - November 15, 2004

Employment.png Deputy Chief of the Latin America Division

In office
June 1998 - June 1999
Employer CIA

Employment.png Task Force Chief in the Near East and South Asia Division

In office
1995 - June 1998
Employer CIA
End date conjectured.

Employment.png CIA Station Chief

In office
1993 - 1995
Employer CIA
Khartoum, Sudan

Joseph 'Cofer' Black, is known for his leading role in the CIA's worldwide kidnapping and torture programme euphemistically referred to as 'extraordinary rendition'.[1]

CIA Career

Cofer black worked for around 25 years in the CIA. Black was appointed Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter-terrorism by President George W. Bush in December 2002. He was the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (1999-2002).

Later activities

Since resigning from the CIA, Cofer Black has worked for private military contractors.


From 2005 until 2008, Black was Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA.

Total Intelligence Solutions

Black later served as the chairman of the privately owned intelligence gathering company Total Intelligence Solutions.

Blackbird Technologies

Black is currently Vice President of Blackbird Technologies, a "technology solutions provider based in the Washington DC area".[2]


  1. Dana Hedgpeth, ‘Xe (Blackwater)'s Owner Has Spies for Hire’, Washington Post, 3 November 2007
  2. "Cofer Black | Greater Talent Network Speakers Bureau". Retrieved 2012-10-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>