The principal intelligence advisor to President Obama
Clapper oversaw all of America's intelligence agencies including the FBI, CIA, and NSA. His career of over 50 years in intelligence & national security afford him perspectives and insights unlike anyone else.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is one of the finest intelligence minds of the 21st century.
In the midst of shifting national security policies and varying threats to American interests at home and abroad, Clapper draws on 50 years of intelligence and military experience to illuminate a broad array of intelligence-related issues.
James Clapper served as the Director of National Intelligence and as the principal intelligence advisor to President Obama for seven years.
As Director of National Intelligence he oversaw all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, and NSA. He provided the President’s daily morning brief and held one of the broadest portfolios in the entire government, overseeing 107,000 intelligence employees, and a $52 billion budget. He is broadly credited with improving communication amongst domestic agencies, building partnerships with foreign governments, procurement reform, and sweeping IT upgrades.
Director Clapper is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force who completed two combat tours in Southeast Asia. He is the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (1991-1995), the first Director of Defense Intelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and, simultaneously, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He also served as the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2001-2006).