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Deutch appointed to foreign intelligence advisory board

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President George Bush announced on Monday the appointment of Provost John M. Deutch '61 to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. According to the White House, the advisory board's mandate is to make an independent evaluation of the quality of foreign intelligence collected by agencies like the CIA. Most of the activities of the board are classified. The board reports directly to the president.

Former MIT President James R. Killian Jr. '26 was the first chairman of the FIAB, which was created in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Deutch said in an interview that he was "delighted" to have been asked to serve on the committee. The appointment lasts for two years.

Deutch attributed his appointment to having been "a member of the Defense Science Board for some time." He said that there was no connection between MIT and his new job, which will take "six or seven days a year."