President's Intelligence Advisory Board

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Formation 1956
Founder Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leader President's Intelligence Advisory Board/Chair
Neal Wolin.jpg
Incumbent: Neal Wolin
Since 24 May 2015
SubpagePresident's Intelligence Advisory Board/Chair

The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board is "a group of independent, non-governmental experts whose job is to evaluate the quality and adequacy of American foreign intelligence efforts. By communicating with department heads, conducting onsite inspections, and accessing classified information, PFIAB looks for deficiencies in the collection, analysis, and reporting of intelligence."[citation needed]

George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush first formed an opinion of PFIAB while serving as Gerald Ford's Director of Central Intelligence. He reportedly distrusted the board, and reduced its membership from fifteen to six, called on it only sparingly. Michael S. Swetnam worked as a 'Special Consultant'.

Barack Obama

The entire PIAB membership that served under the administration of George W. Bush resigned as part of an agreed-upon move in the presidential transition of Barack Obama.[1]

Obama appointed Chuck Hagel, former United States Senator from Nebraska, and current University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren as PIAB co-chairs.[2]

The following other members were appointed to the board in December 2009:[3]



References

  1. Texas oilman Ray Hunt is no longer serving as a presidential adviser on intelligence issues
  2. Office of the Press Secretary. "Remarks by the President Before Meeting with the President's Intelligence Advisory Board Co-Chairmen and Senior Leadership of the Intelligence Community". Press release. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-meeting-with-presidents-intelligence-advisory-board-co-chairmen-a. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  3. Office of the Press Secretary. "President Obama Announces Members of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board". Press release. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-members-presidents-intelligence-advisory-board. 
  4. a b Office of the Press Secretary. "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". Press release. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/01/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  5. White House Press Secretary, President Obama Announces Members of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, December 23, 2009
  6. a b Office of the Press Secretary. "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". Press release. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/06/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-0. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  7. Office of the Press Secretary. "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". Press release. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/27/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts.