President Trump today announced his intent to appoint Coleen S. Kalina to be the executive director of the Intelligence Oversight Board.
Kalina is a 28-year veteran of the Intelligence Community. In her prior assignment as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Deputy Director for Operations, she oversaw DIA’s strategic Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence activities, including Defense Attaché Service, the Defense Clandestine Service, the Defense Debriefing Service, and the Office of Counterintelligence.
She served abroad working directly with the leadership of our closest allies’ intelligence and security services. She held additional notable leadership positions in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and National Security Council.
The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), with its component Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB), is an independent element within the Executive Office of the President. For more than six decades the PIAB has offered the President expert advice on the conduct of U.S. intelligence. Throughout its history, the Board has closely guarded its special status by making every effort to ensure the strict confidentiality of its deliberations and communications, and the objectivity of its advice. As a result, the Board has had immense and long-lasting impacts on the structure, management, and operations of U.S. intelligence.