Fun Foggo Facts

Here’s some fun Foggo facts for your reading pleasure drawn from the world wide web.

The Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is K.D. “Dusty” Foggo. Assisted by an Executive Board and the Directorate of Support, the EXDIR manages the CIA on a day-to day basis. (Source)

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Image of “Dusty” Foggo (Source)

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The critical position of executive director–the person responsible for actually running the CIA day to day–is now going to a twenty-two-year agency veteran, but knowledgeable observers are less than optimistic about how the nominee, K. Dusty Foggo, will do, particularly with regard to fixing the agency’s very broken support functions. While Foggo has had ample field experience–his last overseas assignment was running the agency’s Germany-based forward logistics facility–his lack of senior headquarters-level posts may be inadequate preparation to run a 33,000-strong agency. “He hasn’t had a lot of give and take with the division chiefs or deputy directors, as well as equivalents at other agencies or on the Hill–at best, he’s not ready,” says one veteran. Some also note memorable overseas clashes between Foggo and DO officers and State Department personnel. (Source)
12-13-2004

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An intelligence source tells the Prospect that Wilkes’ company received at least one CIA contract – to supply CIA employees in Iraq with water, early into the invasion. Sources say such a contract may have been facilitated not only by the hundreds of thousands of dollars Wilkes steered to Cunningham, but also by the fact that Wilkes’ university roommate and long time friend is a recently promoted top CIA manager, K. “Dusty” Foggo… An intelligence source says that Wilkes even jokes about Foggo having a virtual office (“a playpen”) in Wilkes’ company’s offices in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Chantilly, Virginia. (Source)
11-30-2005

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Born in San Diego County in 1954, Wilkes graduated from Hilltop High School in 1972, along with his football teammate and best friend Kyle Dustin “Dusty” Foggo, currently third-in-command at the Central Intelligence Agency. Wilkes and Foggo were roommates at San Diego State University, were best men at each other’s weddings and named their sons after each other.

Wilkes’ career in political relations dates to the early 1980s, shortly after Foggo joined the CIA. Foggo was sent to Honduras to work with the Contra rebels who were trying to topple the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, according to sources within the CIA. (Source)
12-4-05

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One current and two retired senior CIA officials told Government Executive that (as noted last week by reporter Laura Rozen in The American Prospect‘s the relationship of Wilkes and Foggo–who the CIA’s Web site declares is “under cover and cannot be named at this time,” even though he is pictured and identified on a federal charity webpage–has been a subject of increasing concern by some at Langley.

Another recently-retired senior agency official, while not naming Wilkes or Wade by name, also noted concerns borne out of both personal experience with and reports from colleagues about Foggo. “If you were a case officer and worked with him, you’d be saying to yourself, ‘I’ve got to watch this guy,'” says the former official. “There is one contractor with whom he enjoys a very, very, very close relationship.”

Foggo belonged to the DA’s Management General Services unit, whose personnel, while not case
officers who directly recruit and oversee spies, nonetheless received the same training as covert-action oriented Directorate of Operations officers.

MGS officers ran operational support programs in the field, a critical job directly below the agency’s station chiefs. MGS officers had unique powers, including sole access to and oversight of a station’s funds, as well as handling a station’s accounting and contracting.

“The MG guy is the station’s contracting authority, and is responsible for acquiring whatever a station needs to function, and to keep it running—the glue the holds it all together and gets anyone anything they need,” says a veteran logistics officer.

While most federal government contracts are openly solicited, competitively bid and have their details publicly available, by virtue of its mission the CIA is not subject to the same rules. MG officers in particular have historically had great leeway.

“While the process is the same as anywhere else–in theory, you go to the place you can get the best deal–you’re not going to find our stuff on the federal schedule, and the payment will come either through a company we set up or some other governmental cover,” says a recently-retired MGS veteran. “Historically MG officers have been able to sole-source, and for smaller contracts, in some cases up to the half-million range, have not needed Langley’s approval. A lot of smaller sole-source contracts can add up for a contractor.”

Prior to becoming executive director, Foggo’s postings included stations in Latin American and Europe. One of his first assignments was Honduras in the early 1980s, where one now-retired CIA officer recalls seeing him at least once with a visiting Brent Wilkes, who was there with “some kind of congressional delegation” in a “kind of vague” capacity.

Directly before coming executive director, Foggo was chief of the CIA’s support base in Germany, which provides its Middle East stations, including Baghdad, with logistical support. While there, according to a recently retired CIA official, he let at least one contract to Wilkes. A veteran CIA administrative officer also noted that while Foggo has spent most of his career as an MGS officer, he also did a stint in the agency’s Directorate of Science and Technology, “where a lot of really big contracts are handled.” (Source)
12-4-05

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So close are Wilkes and Kyle Dustin “Dusty” Foggo, the executive director of the CIA, that they named their sons after each other and share a private wine locker at Washington’s Capital Grille restaurant. The Prospect has previously reported allegations that a Wilkes-affiliated company called Archer Logistics, headed by Wilkes’ nephew and former ADCS employee Joel G. Combs, received a contract from the CIA. (Source)
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And finally, Dusty was briefly with us in the Bureau of Investigation. I don’t recall, precisely, but I don’t think he was there long enough to get out of Witness Assistance. When Dusty left the Bureau I recall that even people such as myself, who really didn’t know him very well, were aware that he had gone to work for the CIA and was being assigned to Tegucigalpa, Honduras and had something to do with the Sandinista thing going on at the time. I recall seeing a post card he sent back from Honduras.

I believe he came to us from the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, and guess he probably wasn’t there long enough to get out of the jail.

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