John Negroponte, 2005 News
diplomat, was confirmed in April as the country's first national intelligence director. A career diplomat, Negroponte has held eight diplomatic posts and was Ronald Reagan's deputy assistant for national security affairs. Prior to his confirmation, Negroponte was the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. As national intelligence director, he will oversee all U.S. intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and will have control over a budget of $40 billion.