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Group.png PIAB  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
FounderDwight D. Eisenhower
Parent organizationExecutive Office of the President of the United States
LeaderPresident's Intelligence Advisory Board/Chair
Membership• David Abshire
• Stephen Ailes
• Lew Allen
• Brooke Anderson
• George Anderson
• Martin Anderson
• Cresencio Arcos
• Leslie Arends
• Anne Legendre Armstrong
• Zoë Baird
• Howard Baker
• William Baker
• Jim Barksdale
• Robert Barrow
• Richard Bloch
• Alfred Bloomingdale
• David Boren
• Frank Borman
• Denis Bovin
• Omar Bradley
• William Brody
• David Bruce
• Shelby Bryan
• Zbigniew Brzezinski
• Glenn Campbell
• Roel Campos
• Ann Caracristi
• Bill Casey
• Leo Cherne
• Clark Clifford
• John Connally
• Richard Conolly
• Jim Crown
• Arthur Culvahouse
• Richard Danzig
• Colgate Darden
• Scott Davis
• Robert Day
• John Deutch
• William DeWitt
• Jimmy Doolittle
• Jamie Dos Santos
• Sidney Drell
• Thomas Eagleton
• James Ellis
• Donald Evans
• Martin Faga
• Benjamin Fairless
• Marty Feldstein
• Michèle Flournoy
• John Foster
• Steve Friedman
• Bob Galvin
• Julius Genachowski
• Al Gore
• Gordon Gray
• Alan Greenspan
• James Hamilton
• Lee Hamilton
• Anthony Harrington
• Rita Hauser
• Robert Hermann
• John Hull
• Ray Hunt
• William Hyland
• Bobby Inman
• Leon Jaworski
• Shirley Jackson
• David Jeremiah
• Amos Jordan
• Paul Kaminski
• Arnold Kanter
• Joe Kennedy
• James Killian
• Jeane Kirkpatrick
• Henry Kissinger
• Ellen Laipson
• Edwin Land
• Jim Langdon
• William Langer
• Tony Lapham
• Lyman Lemnitzer
• Al Lerner
• Franklin Lincoln
• Robert Lovett
• Clare Luce
• Gordon Luce
• Lester Lyles
• Michael McConnell
• Dan Meltzer
• Charles Meyers
• Jami Miscik
• Thomas Moorer
• Michael Morell
• John Morrison
• Franklin Murphy
• Robert Murphy
• Kevin Nealer
• Peter O'Donnell
• Frank Pace
• Elisabeth PatéCornell
• Ross Perot
• William Perry
• Hal Pote
• Lois Rice
• Chuck Robb
• Nelson Rockefeller
• Joe Rodgers
• Eugene Rostow
• Warren Rudman
• Edward Ryerson
• Jack Schmitt
• Bernie Schriever
• Paul Seabury
• Bill Scranton
• George Shultz
• Stanley Shuman
• John Sides
• Robert Six
• William Smith
• Maurice Sonnenberg
• Frank Stella
• Bobby Stein
• John Streicker
• Mona Sutphen
• Max Taylor
• Edward Teller
• John Tower
• Fran Townsend
• Charles Tyroler
• Caspar Weinberger
• Seymour Weiss
• Tom Wheeler
• Bud Wheelon
• Ed Williams
• James Wilson
• Pete Wilson
• Albert Wohlstetter
• Neal Wolin
• Philip Zelikow
• Bud Zumwalt
• Steve Feinberg
• Samantha Ravich
• Safra Catz
• Saxby Chambliss
• Jim Donovan
• Kevin Hulbert
• Jeremy Katz
• David Robertson
• Charles E. Allen
• Daniel Hoffman
• John K. Hurley
• Ray Washburne
• Sandy Winnefeld
• Gilman Louie
• Janet Napolitano
• Richard Verma
• Evan Bayh
• Anne Finucane
• Mark Angelson
• Margaret Hamburg
• Kim Cobb
• Kneeland Youngblood

The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board is "a group of independent, non-governmental experts whose job is to evaluate the quality and adequacy of American foreign intelligence efforts. By communicating with department heads, conducting onsite inspections, and accessing classified information, PIAB looks for deficiencies in the collection, analysis, and reporting of intelligence."[1]


In January 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower created the agency, originally known as the President's Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities (PBCFIA).[2] The first board under chair James Killian were:[3]

In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy renamed it to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB).[4] The board exists at the pleasure of the President, who can change its size and portfolio so in 1977 President Jimmy Carter abolished the PFIAB, but President Ronald Reagan re-established it later.[5]

On February 29, 2008, President George W. Bush renamed the agency to its present form.[6]

Most of the board's work is secret, but one very public investigation involved the loss of U.S. nuclear secrets to China from the Los Alamos National Laboratory during the 1990s.[7]

Intelligence Oversight Board

PIAB has a subgroup called the Intelligence Oversight Board.

PIAB Chairs

Full article: President's Intelligence Advisory Board/Chair


During the administration of President George W. Bush, the PIAB had 16 members selected from among distinguished citizens outside the government who were qualified "on the basis of achievement, experience, independence, and integrity." The members were not paid.[8]

PIAB membership is generally considered public information; for example, the Clinton Administration posted the names of the members on a PFIAB web page,[8] and the Trump Administration issued a press release announcing the nominations of new members.[9][10][11][12][13][14][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][9][21][22][23][24][25][26][27]


Known members

57 of the 163 of the members already have pages here:

David AbshireSpooky US diplomat with connections to "Iran-Contra"
Charles E. AllenUnder Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis at the US Department of Homeland Security 2005 - 2009
Lew AllenDirector of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.
George AndersonAdmiral in the United States Navy and a diplomat. As the Chief of Naval Operations between 1961 and 1963, he was in charge of the US blockade of Cuba during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Zoë BairdSpookily connected US lawyer
Howard Baker
William Baker
Evan BayhUS lawyer, lobbyist, and politician
David BorenJobs including Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Omar Bradley
David Brucespooky US diplomat
Zbigniew BrzezinskiA central US Deep politician, Cercle, Bilderberg, ...
Roel Campos
Leo Cherne
Clark Clifford
John ConnallyCorrupt Texas politician who was close to Lyndon B. Johnson. Seriously wounded while riding in John F. Kennedy's car at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Later United States Secretary of the Treasury under Nixon.
Arthur CulvahouseIran-Contra Counsel to U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Brookings Institution. Ambassador to Australia from 2019 to 2021.
Robert DayBilderberg billionaire businessman. Brookings Institution.President's Intelligence Advisory Board.
James EllisRetired US Navy admiral, then Lockheed Martin. In 2018 he was appointed Chairman of the User’s Advisory Group to the US Vice President’s National Space Council; the 2019 Bilderberg had "The Importance of Space" as a topic.
John FosterUS Nuclear physicist who attended the first Bilderberg and two more.
Stephen FriedmanChairperson of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, Director of the National Economic Council, Goldman Sachs Partner since 1973
Julius Genachowski
Gordon Gray
Alan GreenspanUS DSO who was Chairman of the Federal Reserve 1987-2006
Margaret HamburgUS physician and expert in pandemic preparedness. Board of the Council on Foreign Relations.Operation Dark Winter, Clade X, GAVI, CFR, Wellcome Trust,Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation
Lee H. HamiltonHaving chaired some key house committees, Hamilton appears to have established himself as a safe pair of hands for handling potentially damaging information, explaining his choice as fallback vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission.
Anthony Harrington
Rita Hauser
John HullGovernor of the Ryukyu Islands, Chairperson of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board 1958-1961
William HylandSpoke on The Impact Of Glasnost at the 1988 Bilderberg as editor of Foreign Affairs
Bobby Ray InmanNSA director 1977-1981
Arnold KanterSpooky US deep state functionary. Special Assistant to President George H. W. Bush, part of Brent Scowcroft’s National Security Council staff.
Joseph Kennedy
James Killian
Jeane KirkpatrickNeocon "terror expert", US Ambassador to the UN, Washington Conference on International Terrorism...
Henry KissingerUS deep politician, 40+ Bilderbergs, Nobel peace prize, war criminal
Ellen LaipsonVice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council between 1997 and 2002, later leading a number of spooky think tanks.
Lyman LemnitzerThe Chairman of the JCS who approved the now infamous Operation Northwoods, later made NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe; was in favor of excessive use of the nuclear arsenal to destroy the Soviet Union.
Jami MiscikCIA Deputy Director for Intelligence. In-Q-Tel, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Ditchley Foundation
Thomas MoorerHeaded up the Moorer Commission to investigate the USS Liberty incident. He concluded that the 1967 attack was a deliberate false flag attack
Michael Morell
Robert MurphyBilderberg Steering committee
Janet Napolitano3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Ross PerotUS businessman politician who withdrew from the 1992 US Presidential election after GHWB ordered him "neutralized"
William PerryAttended the 1996 Bilderberg as US Secretary of Defense
Nelson Rockefeller
Warren RudmanA Rockefeller Republican Senator and possible deep state functionality
George ShultzUS Cold warrior who attended the 1984 Washington Conference on International Terrorism
Mona Sutphen
Max Taylor
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  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20170120221517/https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/administration/eop/piab
  2. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=106362
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20170123195406/https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp89b00980r000400120002-6
  4. Executive Orders (1961)
  5. The Issue Wonk. National Policy Facts and Analysis. Issuewonk.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
  6. Executive Orders (2008)
  7. Bill Getrz, "Covert board called crucial to presidents", The Washington Times, June 16, 2008, Page A1
  8. a b David Corn, "Who's On PFIAB?--A New Bush Secret", The Nation (blog), August 14, 2002, retrieved December 31, 2012
  9. a b https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-appoint-individuals-key-administration-posts-3/
  10. David Corn, "Who's On PFIAB-A Bush Secret...Or Not? UPDATED" The Nation (blog), August 14, 2002, retrieved March 15, 2008
  11. Texas oilman Ray Hunt is no longer serving as a presidential adviser on intelligence issues
  12. https://web.archive.org/web/20170216154554/https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-meeting-with-presidents-intelligence-advisory-board-co-chairmen-a
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20170216173412/https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-members-presidents-intelligence-advisory-board
  14. a b https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/01/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts
  15. White House Press Secretary, President Obama Announces Members of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, December 23, 2009
  16. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/06/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-0
  17. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/27/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts
  18. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/obama-intelligence-panel-95589.html
  19. https://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/obama-resurrects-intel-advisory-panel/9278/
  20. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/trump-names-hand-picked-panel-to-supervise-investigate-intelligence-community
  21. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-secretive-intelligence-advisory-board-takes-shape-security/story?id=65222244
  22. https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-appoint-personnel-key-administration-posts-26/
  23. https://web.archive.org/web/20220504193130/https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/04/president-biden-announces-appointments-to-the-presidents-intelligence-advisory-board-and-the-national-science-board
  24. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/06/15/president-biden-announces-key-nominees-21/
  25. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/10/14/president-biden-announces-key-appointments-to-boards-and-commissions-11/
  26. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/11/22/president-biden-announces-key-appointments-to-boards-and-commissions-13/
  27. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/01/26/president-biden-announces-key-appointments-to-boards-and-commissions-17/
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