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  • FROM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_GossProvided For Educational and Information Purposes – i.e. of PUBLIC InterestPorter GossFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedias quality standards. (Consider using more specific cleanup instructions.) Please help improve this article if you can. The talk page may contain suggestions. (April 2010) This article needs attention from an expert on the subject. See the talk page for details. WikiProject U.S. Congress may be able to help recruit an expert. (January 2009) Porter Johnston Goss 19th Director of Central Intelligence In office September 24, 2004 – April 21, 2005 President George W. Bush Preceded by George Tenet Succeeded by John Negroponte (as DNI) 19th Director of the CIA In office September 24, 2004 – May 5, 2006 President George W. Bush Preceded by George Tenet Succeeded by Michael Hayden Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee In office January 3, 1997 – September 23, 2004 Preceded by Larry Combest Succeeded by Pete Hoekstra
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Floridas 14th district 13th district (1989-1993) In office January 3, 1989 – September 23, 2004 Preceded by Connie Mack III Succeeded by Connie Mack IV Personal details November 26, 1938 (age 73) Born Waterbury, Connecticut Political party Republican Alma mater Yale University CIA Officer Occupation Politician Religion Christian Military service United States Army Service/branch Central Intelligence Agency 1960-1962 Years of service 1962-1972Porter Johnston Goss (born November 26, 1938) is an American politician who was the first Director of NationalIntelligence (DNI) and the last Director of Central Intelligence following the passage of the 2004 IntelligenceReform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which abolished the DCI position. A CIA officer in Latin America duringthe Cold War, he served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until he took uphis post at the agency.[1]Goss represented the Floridas 14th congressional district, which includes Lee County, Fort Myers, Naples, andpart of Port Charlotte. He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006 in a sit-down press conference with President George W.Bush from the Oval Office.[2] On May 8, Bush nominated U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden to be Gossssuccessor.Goss is an avid organic farmer.[3] According to a September 13, 2004 article in Roll Call, Goss has a farm inVirginia and spends his summers on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound.Contents[hide]  1 Education and early CIA career  2 Government career  3 Career timeline o 3.1 Intelligence inquiry: September 11, 2001  4 Director of CIA o 4.1 Early change under Goss
  • o 4.2 Resignation  5 About Irans nuclear program  6 References  7 External links[edit] Education and early CIA careerGoss was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Virginia Holland (née Johnston) and Richard Wayne Goss,who was an executive of the Scovill Manufacturing Company (a corporation controlled by the Gossfamily).[4][5][6][7] He attended Camp Timanous in Raymond, Maine and was educated at the Fessenden School. In1956, he graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.Goss studied at Yale University, where received his Bachelor of Arts majoring in ancient Greek. (Goss also speaksSpanish and French). At Yale, he was a member of Book and Snake, a secret society at Yale.[8] He was a memberof the Psi Upsilon fraternity alongside William H.T. Bush, the uncle of President George W. Bush, and JohnNegroponte, who served as an ambassador for George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and as Gosss superior inthe post of Director of National Intelligence from 2005 to 2006.[9] Negroponte solicited Gosss assistance, whileGoss was Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, to get the position as US ambassador to the UnitedNations in the first term of the second Bush administration.In his junior year at Yale, Goss was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency. He spent much of the 1960s —roughly from 1960 until 1971 — working for the Directorate of Operations, the clandestine services of the CIA.There he first worked in Latin America and the Caribbean and later in Europe. The full details are not known dueto the classified nature of the CIA, but Goss has said that he had worked in Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Mexico. Aphotograph taken in Mexico City in January 1963 shows Goss with his arm around David Sánchez Morales, at atable with Barry Seal and other CIA members of Operation 40, a U.S.-backed right-wing assassination squad.Photo showing Porter Goss in 1963 in the company of Morales, Seal, and othersGoss, who has said that he has recruited and trained foreign agents, worked in Miami for much of the time. Gosswas involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, telling the Washington Post in 2002 that he had done some"small-boat handling" and had "some very interesting moments in the Florida Straits."Towards the end of his career as a CIA officer, Goss was transferred to Europe, where, in 1970, he collapsed in hisLondon hotel room because of a blood infection in his heart and kidneys. Goss says he does not know whathappened, but says that he was not poisoned. Some sources now say that Goss suffered a staph infection. In anycase, his health was severely affected, and he retired from the CIA.[edit] Government career
  • After retiring from the CIA, Goss moved to Sanibel, a resort town off the coast of Fort Myers. In 1974, he waselected to the City Council and was elected mayor by the council. In 1983, Bob Graham, then Governor of Florida,appointed Goss to the Lee County Board of Commissioners.Rep. Goss talks to the press.In 1988 Goss ran for Congress in what was then the 13th congressional district of Florida. The seat was vacated byConnie Mack III when Mack ran successfully for the U. S. Senate. In the Republican primary--the real contest inthis heavily Republican district--Gosss main opponent was Louis A. "Skip" Bafalis, who had represented thedistrict for 10 years before making an unsuccessful bid for governor. Bafalis was initially heavily favored due tohis name recognition. However, he only garnered 29% of the vote in the primary to Gosss 38%, largely due to thefact that Gosss campaign was much better financed. Goss went on to defeat Bafalis handily in the runoff election.In the general election, Goss faced the former first president of Common Cause, Jack T. Conway. Goss won in arout, taking 71 percent of the vote. He was easily reelected seven times. The district was so heavily Republicanthat Goss only faced a Democrat one other time, in 1996; he won with 73 percent of the vote. He was unopposedfor reelection in 1990, 1994 and 1998.In Congress, Goss had a mostly conservative voting record. However, he tended to be much more supportive ofenvironmental legislation than most of his fellow Republicans. For instance, he supported the Kyoto Protocol andstrengthening the Environmental Protection Agency. Most of his major legislation has been intelligenceauthorization bills, with some local constituent-services bills.The legislation he sponsored include: a constitutional amendment to establish term limits limiting representativesto no more than three consecutive terms of four years. [10] Major bills sponsored by Goss include a bill to limitCongressional pay raises to no more than Social Security cost-of-living adjustments[11] (unpassed), The PublicInterest Declassification Act of 1999[12] (unpassed), and the USA PATRIOT Act.He served in Congress for 16 years until his appointment by President George W. Bush to be Director of theCentral Intelligence Agency (CIA). While in the House, Goss served as chair of the House Intelligence Committeefrom 1997 until 2005 and the vice-chairman of the House Rules Committee. He also helped establish and servedon the Homeland Security Committee. As a congressman, Goss consistently and emphatically defended the CIAand supported strong budget increases for the Agency, even during a time of tight budgets and Clintonian slashesto other parts of the intelligence budgets. In mid-2004, Goss took a very strong position, during what had alreadybeen announced as his last congressional term, urging specific reforms and corrections in the way the CIA carriedout its activities, lest it become "just another government bureaucracy."
  • [edit] Career timeline  CIA Director 22-Sep-2004 to 5-May-2006 (resigned)  U.S. Congressman, Florida 14th (3-Jan-1993 to 23-Sep-2004, resigned)  U.S. Congressman, Florida 13th (3-Jan-1989 to 3-Jan-1993)  Mayor Sanibel, FL (1981–1982)  Mayor Sanibel, FL (1975–1977)  CIA employee 1962–1971  Council on Foreign Relations  Ripon Society[edit] Intelligence inquiry: September 11, 2001In August 2001 Goss, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), and Senator Jon Kyl (R - AZ) visited Islamabad, Pakistan.Meetings were held with President Pervez Musharraf and with Pakistans military and intelligence officialsincluding the head of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Mahmud Ahmed, as well as with theAfghan ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Salam Zaeef. On the morning 11 September 2001, Goss and Graham werehaving breakfast with General Ahmad.[13][14][dead link] Ahmads network had ties to Osama bin Laden and directlyfunded, supported, and trained the Taliban.[15] They met with Musharraf and Zaeef on the 27th. As reported byAgence France Presse on August 28, 2001, Zaeef assured the US delegation that the Taliban would never allow binLaden to use Afghanistan to launch attacks on the US or any other country. Goss fully defended the CIA and theBush administration. With the White House and Sen. Graham, his counterpart in the Senate IntelligenceCommittee, Goss rebuffed calls for an inquiry in the weeks immediately following September 11.After growing pressure, Congress established the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before andafter the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, a joint inquiry of the two intelligence committees, led byGraham and Goss. Goss and Graham made it clear that their goal was not to identify specific wrongdoing: Grahamsaid the inquiry would not play "the blame game about what went wrong from an intelligence perspective,", andGoss said, "This is not a who-shall-we-hang type of investigation. It is about where are the gaps in Americasdefense and what do we do about it type of investigation."[16]The Washington Post reported statements made by Goss on May 17, 2002. Goss said he was looking for"solutions, not scapegoats." He called the uproar over the Presidents Daily Brief of August 6, 2001, Bin LadinDetermined To Strike in US, "a lot of nonsense." He also said, "None of this is news, but its all part of the finger-pointing. Its foolishness." The Post also reported that Goss refused to blame an "intelligence failure" forSeptember 11, preferring to praise the agencys "fine work."(Washington Post, May 18, 2002, "A Cloak But NoDagger; An Ex-Spy Says He Seeks Solutions, Not Scapegoats for 9/11")The inquirys final report was released in December 2002 and focused entirely on the CIA and FBIs activities,including no information on the White Houses activities. Ray McGovern, a 27-year veteran of the CIA turnedDemocratic political activist and a frequent commentator on intelligence issues, believed the report showed thatGoss gave "clear priority to providing political protection for the president" when conducting the inquiry.Goss publicly declared his opposition to the creation of an independent 9-11 Commission. A year later, he declinedto open committee hearings into the Plame affair, saying: "Somebody sends me a blue dress and some DNA, Illhave an investigation."[17]Goss chiefly blames President Bill Clinton for the recent CIA failures. He confided in a reporter: "The one thing Ilose sleep about is thinking what could I have done better, how could I have gotten more attention on this problemsooner." When asked whether he ever brought up his concerns with the administration, Goss claimed he had metthree times with President Clinton to discuss "certain problems." The upshot? "He was patient and we had an
  • interesting conversation but it was quite clear he didn’t value the intelligence community to the degree PresidentBush does."As Newsweek[18] and CNN[19] reported, in June 2004, while Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, in theface of withering attacks by the Democrats against the Bush Administration in a very tightly contested presidentialand congressional election year, Goss defended the intelligence community and the Administration in decidedlypartisan terms. During floor debate, fending off efforts by the Democrats in the House to cut the intelligencebudget, Goss argued that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democratic presidential nominee, did not appreciate thecritical need for robust and sustained support for the CIA and the Intelligence Community. Goss noted a 1977quote of Kerrys arguing for intelligence budget cuts and calling Kerrys proposals on nuclear security"dangerously naive."[edit] Director of CIAPorter Goss addresses the media after President Bush nominated him to be the director of the CIAFollowing the June 3, 2004 resignation of CIA director George Tenet, Goss was nominated to become the newdirector on August 10 by President George W. Bush. The appointment was challenged by some prominentDemocrats, including former Vice President Al Gore, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV). Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed concerns that Goss was too politicallypartisan, given his public remarks against Democrats while serving as chairman of the House IntelligenceCommittee. Another Democratic member of the committee, Ron Wyden (D-OR), expressed concerns that givenGosss history within and ties to the CIA, he would be too disinclined to push for institutional change. In aninterview carried out by Michael Moores production company on March 3, 2004, Goss described himself as"probably not qualified" for a job within the CIA, because the language skills the Agency now seeks are notlanguages he speaks and because the people applying today for positions within the CIAs four directorates havesuch keen technical and analytic skills, which he did not have when he applied to the Agency in the early 60s. (Seebelow)The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed his nomination by a 12-4 vote on September 20, 2004, and onSeptember 22 he was confirmed by the Senate in a 77-17 vote. Republican senators unanimously backed him,along with many prominent Democrats, including the two Democratic senators from Florida, Bob Graham and BillNelson, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.While at the CIA, Goss reportedly began to reverse the acts of the previous Directors. Goss and others noted innumerous reports and writings their opposition to risk aversion "which is the last thing you want in an intelligenceagency."[20][edit] Early change under Goss This section of a biographical article needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be
  • removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (July 2008)Goss arrived as CIA Director on September 24, 2004. He had promised the US Senate that he would bring changeand reform to the CIA.He brought with him five personal staff that were to implement changes that became unpopular with CIAprofessionals. Gosss chief of staff, Patrick Murray, is a former federal prosecutor who served as the HouseIntelligence Committee Chief Counsel for about 6 years, and as its staff director for the final year before coming tothe CIA. Murray also was appointed by President George W. Bush to the position of Associate Deputy AttorneyGeneral at the Department of Justice from 2001 to 2003. He served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Team for theIntelligence Community in 2000 and until the Inauguration. Gosss other staff included Dr. J. Jakub, who formerlyserved as a CIA DI analyst and was trained as an operations officer before leaving the Agency to attend OxfordUniversity, where he obtained his D.Phil. He served on the House Intelligence Committee and for Senator SaxbyChambliss doing oversight work of the CIA and the Intelligence Community since 1998 before rejoining the CIAwith Goss in October 2004. Merrell Moorhead worked for Goss for 10 years, seven of them on the HouseIntelligence Committee, including as the Committees Deputy Staff Director, doing oversight andbudgetary/programmatic work regarding the CIA.Almost immediately upon Director Gosss and his former Congressional staffers arrival, Steve Kappes — theDirector of Operations — and his subordinates including Michael Sulick, Kappes then-deputy began a series ofconfrontations with Goss and his personal staff immediately upon their arrival at the CIA. [citation needed] Kappes wasrumored to have personally told DO officers that if they were seen or heard to be subservient to the new DCI andhis staff their careers would be over. Kappes, Sulick, and Deputy Director John McLaughlin were reported tobelieve that ultimately Goss would back down .Since Kappes reemergence at the CIA it has been reported that he quit the Agency rather than carry out a requestby Goss to reassign Michael Sulick. It is also reported that this incident occurred because the chief of staff,Murray, heatedly admonished Sulick about the then assistant deputy director for counterintelligence, MaryMargaret Graham, about leaked classified information regarding another CIA officer.Sulick reportedly left the Directors office, leaving Kappes standing there stony-faced. Murray then made the pointthat if that was the way Sulick was going to act with the DCIs chief of staff, Kappes needed to think aboutreassigning him to New York, because that sort of relationship just could not be good for the CIA or the DCI. [citationneeded]A week later, Kappes and Sulick, recognizing that Goss was going to protect his former Hill staff, announced thatthey were retiring, John McLaughlin, the then Deputy Director, who Goss reportedly believed had started thewhole series of events by appointing Kappes to the DDO position without consulting Goss, announced hisdeparture just two days later.Following Gosss departure, both Kappes and Sulick have returned to positions of higher authority in the U.S.Intelligence Community. Kappas is the Deputy Director of the CIA and Sulick was appointed Director of theNational Clandestine Service on September 14, 2007.[edit] Resignation This article contains weasel words: vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information. Such statements should be clarified or removed. (January 2009)
  • President George W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte (left) accept Gosss resignationin the Oval Office on May 5, 2006.On May 5, 2006 Goss resignation from the CIA directorship was announced at a joint press briefing with PresidentBush at the White House. There was speculation in the press concerning the reasons of the sudden announcement.The Los Angeles Times reported "Goss was pushed out by Negroponte after clashes between them over Gossmanagement style, as well as his reluctance to surrender CIA personnel and resources to new organizations set upto combat terrorism and weapons proliferation."[21] Goss carried considerable integrity on the issues relating to theintelligence community, given his service as a CIA officer and as Chairman for 10 years on the House IntelligenceCommunity.[original research?] Negroponte for his part had been an ambassador, and a consumer of intelligence. Gossmade the point with Negroponte that pursuing changes Negroponte reportedly desired, in the manner upon whichNegroponte reportedly insisted, contradicted the intent of the intelligence reform legislation; this was to add to thecapabilities of the existing agencies in the intelligence community, not to detract and diminish those existingcapabilities. The Weekly Standard also noted that Goss wanted intelligence analysts to get more exposure tointelligence gathering and Negroponte planned to move them from the CIA over to DNI, farther from intelligencegathering. While the editors of The Weekly Standard sided with Goss in this dispute, they believe Goss was forcedout for other reasons: [W]e are concerned that Goss left, or was eased out, for reasons of greater policy significance. And if this is the case, Gosss leaving is not a good sign. Goss is a political conservative and an institutional reformer. He is pro-Bush Doctrine and pro-shaking-up-the-CIA. John Negroponte, so far as we can tell, shares none of these sympathies. Negroponte is therefore more in tune with large swaths of the intelligence community and the State Department. If Negroponte forced Goss out and is allowed to pick Gosss successor — if Goss isnt replaced with a reformer committed to fighting and winning the war on terror, broadly and rightly understood — then Gosss departure will prove to have been a weakening moment in an administration increasingly susceptible to moments of weakness.[22]Goss was replaced by Negropontes Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence, four-star Air ForceGeneral Michael Hayden.Excerpt from the History of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence[23] "The idea of a Director of National Intelligence (DNI) dates to 1955 when a blue-ribbon study commissioned by Congress recommended that the Director of Central Intelligence should employ a deputy to run the CIA so that the director could focus on coordinating the overall intelligence effort."Robert Novaks May 11 column claimed "Goss faced a disintegrating CIA. The major analytic functions werepassed to the DNI. Special operations were going over to the Pentagon. Negroponte was no help to Goss. Althoughbizarre reasons for Gosss resignation have been floated on the Internet, sources say Negroponte simply suggestedhis time was up."
  • Goss is an active speaker on the lecture circuit. [24][edit] About Irans nuclear programOn 15 December 2005, Goss warned Ankara to be ready for a possible U.S. aerial operation against Iran and Syria.As people in the U.S. readied themselves for Christmas, few were aware that CIA Director Porter Goss was inAnkara, Turkey on Monday, engaged in a meeting that lasted over four hours with Turkish Intelligence officials.Goss, accompanied by a large delegation, brought secret data about Iran as he met with officials of the MilliIstihbarat Teskilati, or MIT. Goss allegedly asked for Turkish support for the Bush administrations policies onIrans nuclear activities, telling Turkish officials that Iran has nuclear weapons, a situation that created a hugethreat to Turkey and other countries in the region.Goss said that Iran sees Turkey as an enemy and will "export its regime," warning Ankara to be ready for apossible U.S. aerial operation against Iran and Syria.On Tuesday Goss was driven in his armored BMW to a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Additional dialogue reportedly focused on the intelligence data, with Goss warning Ankara to be ready for apossible U.S. aerial operation against Iran and Syria. [25][26][27][edit] References 1. ^ Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution states that no member serving in the legislative branch of the government (that is, in the House or Senate) may serve in a civil service concurrently: Goss had to resign his House seat in order to assume office as the Director. 2. ^ Jennifer Loven (May 5, 2006). "CIA Director Porter Goss Resigns". Associated Press. Retrieved 2006- 11-27. 3. ^ [1][dead link] 4. ^ "Richard W. Goss". New York Times. November 13, 1981. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 5. ^ "In Naugatuck Valley". Time. January 6, 1930. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 6. ^ "Other Wedding Plans; JohnstonuGoss". The New York Times. March 17, 1932. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 7. ^ "Mary Robinson Will Be Married To Army Officer; Ex-Student at Bnarchuf Is Fiancee of Lieut. Porter J. Goss". The New York Times. October 8, 1961. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 8. ^ Yale Banner (1960). "Symbol and names of members of Book and Snake Society, Class of 1960". Retrieved November 27, 2010. 9. ^ Joshua Micah Marshall (May 7, 2006). "Big world, small world.". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved 2006- 11-27. 10. ^ "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for four-year terms for Representatives and to limit the number of consecutive terms Senators and Representatives...". Library of Congress. January 7, 1997. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 11. ^ "To provide that an annual pay adjustment for Members of Congress may not exceed the cost-of-living adjustment in benefits under title II of the Social Security Act for that year.". Library of Congress. May 4, 1999. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 12. ^ "Public Interest Declassification Act of 1999". Library of Congress. October 27, 1999. Retrieved 2006- 11-27. 13. ^ Richard Leiby (May 18, 2002). "A Cloak But No Dagger". Washington Post. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 14. ^ Ward Harkavy (August 10, 2004). "In the search for intelligence life, Porter Goss is strictly from hunger". Village Voice. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 15. ^ "Pakistans support of the Taliban". Afghanistan: Crisis of Impunity: The Role of Pakistan, Russia, and Iran in Fueling the Civil War. Human Rights Watch. July 2001. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 16. ^ Patrick Martin (March 6, 2002). "Further delay in US congressional investigation into September 11 attacks". World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 2006-11-27.
  • 17. ^ Dreyfuss, Robert (2006-05-08). "The Yes Man". The American Prospect. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 18. ^ Michael Hirsch; Michael Isikoff, Mark Hosenball (July 5, 2004). "Secret Agent Man". Newsweek. Retrieved 2006-11-27.[dead link] 19. ^ David Ensor (June 24, 2004). "Sources: Goss front-runner for CIA post". CNN. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 20. ^ Walter Shapiro (May 6, 2006). "Porter Goss spooky demise". Salon. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 21. ^ Greg Miller (May 7, 2006). "CIA Chiefs Ouster Points to Larger Issues". LA Times. Retrieved 2006-11- 27.[dead link] 22. ^ Weekly Standard Editors (May 15, 2006). "The Agency Problem". Weekly Standard. Retrieved 2006-11- 27. 23. ^ "History of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence". Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 24. ^ "Keine Anklagen nach Zerstörung von Foltervideos". DER SPIEGEL - German News Journal. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 25. ^ Holly Deyo (2005-11-15). "Steve Quayle News Alerts". Stevequayle.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 26. ^ Nimmo, Kurt (2005-12-21). "Head of CIA Tells Turks to Prepare for Attack on Iran". Globalresearch.ca. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 27. ^ by LondonYank (2006-11-13). "Iran: Why and How Iranians Must Be Attacked - NOT!". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2010-08-21.[edit] External links  Porter Goss at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress  Porter Goss — biography at Spartacus Education  Porter Goss — biography at NNDB  Pentagon cheers CIA shake-up  Goss says CIA leak not worthy of committee action  GOVEXEC.com: Rep. Porter Goss  Sources: Goss front-runner for CIA post  Porter Goss as CIA Director?  OnTheIssues — Porter Goss  Opening statement of Porter Goss to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on September 14, 2004  U.S. Senate voting record for the confirmation of Porter Goss  Wikipedia shows CIA page edits United States House of Representatives Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Preceded by Succeeded by from Floridas 13th congressional district Connie Mack, III Dan Miller January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Preceded by Succeeded by from Floridas 14th congressional district Harry Johnston Connie Mack IV January 3, 1993 – September 23, 2004 Political offices Preceded by Chairman of the House Intelligence Succeeded by Larry Combest Committee Peter Hoekstra Texas 1997–2004 Michigan
  • Government offices Succeeded by Director of Central Intelligence John Negroponte September 24, 2004 – April 21, 2005 as United States Director of National Preceded by IntelligenceGeorge J. Tenet Director of the CIA Succeeded by September 24, 2004 – May 5, 2006 Michael Hayden