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FedTracker: Obama taps retired admiral for top intell spot

President-elect Obama has nominated retired Navy Adm. Dennis Blair has been nominated to be the next director of national intelligence. The choice affirms Obama's stated preference for a strong military manager in the DNI post.

According to media reports, Blair is expected to have a say in Obama’s selection of the next director of the CIA. Obama may expand the DNI's duties to encompass a domestic intelligence agency and a White House office to handle cybersecurity, according to reports.

Posted by Michael Hardy on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:12 PM

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