President Joe Biden gets his first win as the U.S. Senate just confirmed Avril Haines, as the first female Director of National Intelligence. The vote was 84 to 10.
This is how the Biden Administration described Ms. Haines, a few weeks ago, when she was introduced as the DNI-designate:
A consummate national security professional, Avril was the first female Deputy Director of the CIA, and now, she will be the first woman to hold the office of Director of National Intelligence. I’ve worked with her for over a decade. She’s brilliant and humble and will always tell it straight while engaging in this work in a way that reflects our shared values. Under her leadership, our intelligence community will be supported, trusted, and empowered to protect our national security, without being undermined or politicized. We will be safer because of her.
For 14 years Ms. Haines was the Deputy Chief Counsel at Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, according to her Linkedin page.