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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Flag of the United States Central Intelligence Agency.svg
Flag of the Central Intelligence Agency
Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency.svg
Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency
CIA Director Burns.jpg
Incumbent
William Joseph Burns

since March 19, 2021
Central Intelligence Agency
Abbreviation D/CIA
Reports to Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
Seat George Bush Center for Intelligence, Langley, Fairfax County, Virginia
Appointer President of the United States
with Senate advice and consent
Term length No fixed term
Constituting instrument 50 U.S.C. § 3036
Precursor Director of Central Intelligence
Formation April 21, 2005
First holder Porter J. Goss
Deputy Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DD/CIA)
Salary Executive Schedule, Level II

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is part of the United States Intelligence Community. He/She reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

The Director is assisted by the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Director is nominated by the President, with the concurring or nonconcurring recommendation from the Director of National Intelligence and must be confirmed by majority vote from the Senate.

List of directors

What follows is a list of Directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (in chronological order).

     Denotes an Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

No. Director Tenure President(s) served under
Position succeeded the Director of Central Intelligence.
1 Porter J. Goss official CIA portrait (cropped).jpg Porter Goss April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006 George W. Bush
2 Michael Hayden, CIA official portrait (cropped).jpg General
Michael Hayden
May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009
Barack Obama
3 Leon Panetta official portrait (cropped).jpg Leon Panetta February 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011
CIA Michael Morell (cropped).jpg Michael Morell
Acting
July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011
4 DCIA David Petraeus (cropped).jpg David Petraeus September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012
CIA Michael Morell (cropped).jpg Michael Morell
Acting
November 9, 2012 – March 8, 2013
5 John Brennan CIA official portrait (cropped).jpg John Brennan March 8, 2013 – January 20, 2017
Meroe Park.jpg Meroe Park
Acting
January 20, 2017 – January 23, 2017 Donald Trump
6 Mike Pompeo CIA headshot.jpg Mike Pompeo January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018
7 Gina Haspel official CIA portrait (cropped).jpg Gina Haspel April 26, 2018 – May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 – January 20, 2021
David Cohen official CIA portrait.jpg David Cohen
Acting
January 20, 2021 – March 19, 2021 Joe Biden
8 CIA Director Burns.jpg William Joseph Burns March 19, 2021
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