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Former Sen. Dan Coats Confirmed as DNI

Dan Coats

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence with an 85-12 vote, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday.

Coats, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, will oversee 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community as DNI, Jordain Carney wrote.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) said Coats vowed to support the Senate’s investigation into Russia’s alleged cyber intrusion in the 2016 presidential election.

Coats previously served as a senator from Indiana and as a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees.

He is also a former member of the House from Indiana’s 4th district and U.S. ambassador to Germany.

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