|Director of the Central Intelligence Agency|
|Central Intelligence Agency|
|Reports to||Director of National Intelligence (DNI)|
|Seat||George Bush Center for Intelligence, Langley, Fairfax County, Virginia|
|Appointer||President of the United States|
with Senate advice and consent
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Constituting instrument||50 U.S.C. § 3036|
|Precursor||Director of Central Intelligence|
|Formation||April 21, 2005|
|First holder||Porter J. Goss|
|Deputy||Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DD/CIA)|
|Salary||Executive Schedule, Level II|
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) is a statutory office (50 U.S.C. § 3036) that functions as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which in turn is a part of the United States Intelligence Community.
Beginning February 2017, the D/CIA was elevated to Cabinet of the United States level status, as designated by the president of the United States. This ended with the beginning of the Biden administration.
The director reports to the director of national intelligence (DNI) and is assisted by the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (DD/CIA). The director is a civilian or a general or flag officer of the United States Armed Forces nominated by the president of the United States, with the recommendation from the DNI, and must be confirmed by a majority vote of the United States Senate.