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Deutch took over the top intelligence post in May 1995 after R. James Woolsey resigned amid criticism over his handling of the Aldrich Ames spy case. Deutch has spent the last 15 months trying to reorganize the intelligence community and repair damage done by past CIA operations (see "Rethinking Intelligence," Government Executive, June, 1996). Deutch has worked to draw closer ties between the CIA and intelligence operations in the Pentagon. Establishing the National Imaging and Mapping Agency (NIMA), which would be a 10,000-person agency combining CIA and Pentagon operations, has been another of his goals. Congress is close to approving NIMA.
Sources told The Washington Post that Deutch has not been able to integrate himself into the CIA because of his strong Defense Department leanings. Deutch himself has made no public comment about his future plans.
August 15, 1996