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Obama Changes Order of|Succession for Intelligence

WASHINGTON (CN) - President Obama has issued an Executive Order altering the order of succession in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The previous order of succession should the director die or otherwise be unable to fulfill the duties of the office was the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Management, followed by Deputy Director for Collection, then Deputy Director for Analysis.

Obama's order changes this to emphasize domestic intelligence and counter-terrorism by making the Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration first in line to succeed the Director followed by the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and then the National Counterintelligence Executive.

The Director of National Intelligence reports directly to the president and all intelligence gathering agencies, outside of the military, report to the Director of National Intelligence.

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