DOD, CIA name new mapping agency director

DOD, CIA name new mapping agency director

James R. Clapper has been named the first civilian director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.

Drawing on more than 37 years of experience in intelligence, Clapper replaces Army Lt. Gen. James C. King, who will retire later this year. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA director George J. Tenet announced Clapper's appointment yesterday. Clapper will take over his new post Sept. 13.

Clapper previously worked as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a position he left in 1995. He has also been executive vice president of Vredenburg Co. of Reston, Va., and Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va.

NIMA, which was formed in 1996 when DOD and the CIA merged their mapping organizations, collects imagery to support national security efforts.

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