CIA veteran aide to director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet
will head a new clearinghouse for foreign and domestic terrorism
analysis, The Associated Press reported.
named John O. Brennan as director of the Terrorist Threat Integration
Center, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said March 11. Brennan
currently is the CIA's deputy executive director and served as Tenet's
chief of staff before that.
47, has been with the agency for 23 years in a variety of operational
and analytical roles, both at agency headquarters and overseas,
the CIA said.
center, first announced by President Bush in his State of the Union
address, is designed to streamline analysis and disseminate intelligence
that points to possible terrorist attacks. It proposes to bring
together information gathered by the CIA, FBI and other agencies.
center is to begin work May 1 and will initially be located on the
CIA campus in the Virginia suburbs of Washington.