Bridge-Builder Breakfast: State of Play: The Future of the Director of National Intelligence


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


8:00 AM to 9:30 AM


Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000

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As Congress begins the confirmation process for the fourth Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in five years, what issues will a new DNI confront? Is turnover a result of personalities or structural issues within the law? How can our intelligence gathering networks be strengthened going forward?

Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined former 9/11 Commission Chair and Vice Chair Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, now co-chairs of the BPC's National Security Preparedness Group, for a discussion about the changing role of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).  Moderated by AP's Kimberly Dozier, the panel examined the appointment of a new DNI and whether legislative and structural changes are needed to strengthen the position. 

A series presented by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Bridge-Builder Breakfasts highlight institutions and individuals who are reaching across political lines to solve critical challenges facing the country. At a time when partisan conflicts often attract the most attention, the BPC is committed to creating a forum for those who, despite differing views, are willing to collaborate in order to advance the common good.