Former CIA boss booted for security breach named to defense intelligence panel 

John M. Deutch, the former CIA director who was stripped of his security clearance after it was discovered he downloaded classified information on his home computer, has been appointed by the Obama Administration to another high-level board that serves the Department of Defense.

The DOD sent out a press release announcing Deutch among 39 new members to the Defense Science Board, a 50-year-old panel tasked with helping the military adapt to the new demands of a changing world order.

Current board task forces include Nuclear Weapons Surety and Advisory Group on Defense Intelligence.

"As the Department develops new strategies and new concepts within the context of these objectives, the wise counsel and advice of the Defense Science Board will be critically important," a mission statement on the Defense Science Board Web site reads.

Deutch, CIA director from May 1995 to December 1996, was stripped of his security clearance and plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and paid a $5,000 fine related to the matter. Deutch stored hundreds of classified documents on his home computer, which was also used by family members. President Bill Clinton pardoned Deutch and his clearance was restored three years ago.

Last year, the Obama administration appointed him to an advisory panel on surveillance satellites, which caused an uproar in Congress and the intelligence community.

The press release announcing his appointment does not list his tenure at the CIA.

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