Legislation to Create Federal Director of National Intelligence
H.R. 4104, the text in pdf, of the Intelligence Transformation Act of 2004, "To establish the Director of National Intelligence as head of the intelligence community, to modify and enhance authorities and responsibilities relating to the administration of intelligence and the intelligence community, and for other purposes." From the text of the press release by bill sponsor Rep. Jane Harman: "Harman and her Democratic colleagues...introduced a sweeping legislative reform package to modernize and transform the Intelligence Community. The Intelligence Transformation Act will, among other things, create a Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who will have statutory and budget authority over all aspects of the Intelligence Community. Creating a DNI was one of the major reforms recommended by the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11."