Central Intelligence Agency CIO Wade retires; replacement named

Alan Wade, CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency ' and until the creation of the Office of Director of National Intelligence, the head of CIOs in the intelligence community ' has retired after 36 years of service with the agency.

'Alan brought both a formidable intellect to his work and a unique grace,' said CIA Director Porter Goss at Wade's retirement ceremony Sept. 30. 'He is universally respected, thoughtful and passionate about the agency mission. We will miss him, but wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.'

An agency spokeswoman said the CIA's new CIO is Al Tarasiuk Jr., another career officer with the agency.

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